Europe: In Gear Again

It takes considerable patience, but among those who follow the oracular pronouncements of Charles de Gaulle it is axiomatic that in the long run he is usually right. Two years ago, when he braked Europe's march toward political integration by excluding Britain from the Common Market, he acted in the belief that les Anglos are fundamentally more interested in strengthening the Atlantic Alliance than in making common cause with Europe. Besides, reasoned De Gaulle, Britain's pro-European Tory government would soon be replaced by Laborites who are basically antagonistic to the booming, unabashedly...

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