WHAT is wrong with France? Why should a nation that has successfully survived a thousand years be always on the brink of disaster? Why should a nation that blazed the Continent's trail to democracy be unable to govern itself? Why should a nation whose name has ranked for centuries as a synonym of enlightenment and intelligence be unable to make up its mind? No one ponders these questions more earnestly than the French themselves. As France sulked proudly at the sting of the U.S. Secretary of State's rebuke and vacillated helplessly over the...

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