World: Pompidou: A New Gallic Image

WHEN President Georges Pompidou arrives in Washington this week to begin a nine-day stay in the U.S. —his first state visit—Americans will get their first good look at a leader who is a far cry from the regal and aloof figure of Charles de Gaulle. What they will see, in fact, is a man who has substituted pragmatism for grandeur, who wants to govern France rather than rule it, who emphasizes the continuity of the government rather than the man. Like his host, Richard Nixon, Pompidou can already claim two important domestic accomplishments: he...

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