France: A Man of Europe

Flags flew at half-mast in Brussels over the headquarters of the Common Market. The tribute was in homage to that grand old Eurocrat, Robert Schuman. His death last week at 77 remined the world that the new Europe which Charles de Gaulle so grandly purports to head owes much of its impetus to other Frenchmen with broader horizons.

Reared in Lorraine while it was un der the Kaiser's rule, Schuman was a German for the first 33 years of his life. When the Treaty of Versailles returned Lorraine to France after World War...

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