Foreign News: How It Was Done

Though the atmosphere was full of the alarms of civil war, France last week brought General Charles de Gaulle to power without one life spent in the process.

This remarkably peaceful transfer of power was a tribute to an entire nation's controlled anxieties, to the sophistication of politicians skilled at maneuvering to the danger point but not beyond it, and to the correctness of the difficult man who asked France for vast powers.

Out the Back Door. Reporters, trying to reflect the drama of a tense week, were driven to recording the comings and goings...

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