France: Popularity Without Order

The higher President Charles de Gaulle soars in the affection of his countrymen, it seems, the less popular his government becomes.

De Gaulle was at his happiest last week, touring the green and wooded hills of Franche-Comte, plunging like a stilt-walker amid cheering crowds, grasping outstretched hands, patting the heads of schoolchildren, and leading community sings of the Marseillaise.— He acted as if the Algerian problem were over and for gotten, and promised his listeners that now "we shall build Europe, the real Europe, the Europe of peoples, and thus the Europe of states and not of words, myths and...

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