Foreign News: Remembrance of Things Past

A barrel-fat grocer named Jean Damasio made a parliamentary shambles of France's Chamber of Deputies last week.

Assembly President André Le Troquer had just called for a vote on the ejection of another of the 13 Poujadist Deputies whom an Assembly majority is trying to unseat on electoral technicalities. He signaled one of his presidential secretaries, a diminutive Communist named Robert Manceau, to place the heavy green urns for the voting. Down the aisle clumped Poujadist Damasio. He lumbered up onto the tribune and grabbed little Manceau in a bear hug.

As one man,...

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