WESTERN EUROPE: Still on Its Legs

Genevieve Tabouis, the veteran French news commentator, said to a fellow newsman last week: "The French people are old. We are very witty, very charming and very intelligent, but we are old and we want to stay quietly by our own fire. The Germans are less charming but they are young—they want to fight, to make love, to possess . . ." Mme. Tabouis was trying to explain why the old, tired French do not want to face the problems of EDC (the European Army project including Germany).

Premier Joseph Laniel is for EDC—conditionally. Said Laniel to the French National...

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