Foreign News: Failure in Brussels

The radio voice of Pierre Mendès-France rang out across France. "I am conscious as I tackle this question that it touches the deepest chords in our national feeling. Not only does it divide Frenchmen among themselves, but it tears each one within himself."

Mendès-France admitted that he and his Cabinet had suffered "tortures" over EDC. "And yet," he said, "each of us, and first and foremost the one who heads your government, must face the truth. The truth—and our allies remind us of it everyday—is that Germany will not be excluded forever from her own defense.

"Can we, because the prospect of rearming...

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