Foreign News: 48 Hours to Midnight

In a villa by Lac Leman, three men hunched over a great man of Indo-China late one night last week. One was the Communist Viet Minh's Pham Van Dong; another was France's Premier Pierre Mendès-France; the third was Albert Sarraut, an oldtime French empire builder who had been governor of Indo-China in lordlier days when there were no such irritants as the Viet Minh. Each had a red pencil in his hand. Beneath their hands the map was slashed with red lines, until Viet Nam began to look like a body crisscrossed with...

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