FRANCE: From Fete to Fiasco

Leftist leaders disagree on a new common program

VICTORY FOR THE COMMON PROGRAM IS YOUR BUSINESS proclaimed the banner over the garlic soup and mussel bar. NATIONALIZATION IS THE WAY TO A MORE BEAUTIFUL LIFE was the message next to a cotton candy and candy apple stand. The leftist slogan, FOR A REAL CHANGE, was plastered on the walls of hundreds of booths displaying such gastronomical luxuries as pate de foie gras from the Gascogne and oysters from Arcachon. The scene was the annual ideological carnival sponsored by the Communist daily L'Humanité...

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