France: Always Like That

It was one of the most extraordinary scenes ever staged at Orly airport. At 4 a.m., almost all the members of the French Cabinet lined up like an honor guard to greet Charles de Gaulle. They had hardly expected the predawn arrival; but then, they had hardly expected their President to stir up such a fuss in Canada that he would have to take French leave and hurry home.

A few days later, the same cast of characters took part in one of the most extraordinary Cabinet meetings in French history. Such eminent scholars as Novelist Andre Malraux, Law Professor...

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