FRANCE: On the Isle of Beauty

"Democracy," runs a European saying, "is when there's a knock at the door at 5 in the morning and it turns out to be the milkman." But the fists that hammered at the doors of nearly a thousand homes in France between 5 and 6 one morning fortnight ago turned out to be those of French policemen. Once inside, the cops informed their victims—refugees from a score of nations—that they had 20 minutes to dress and pack for an enforced trip to Corsica. At the request of Soviet officials, the French government had decided to clear Metropolitan France of "potential...

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