FRANCE: Nothing But Politics

When Communist Frédéric Joliot-Curie was fired last April as head of France's Atomic Energy Commission, 13 fellow members protested. "We wish to assure M. Joliot-Curie," they said,."that in spite of this measure he retains our entire confidence and our profound attachment."

Last week one of the 13 so profoundly attached to the deposed Red stepped into his job. Socialist Francis Perrin, co-worker of Joliot-Curie's at the Collège de France, was appointed by the government, nosing out Jean Thibaud, director of the Institute of Atomic Physics at Lyon and member of the right-wing UDSR...

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