World: The Man of Letters as President

IN his interview with TIME, Georges Pompidou not only discussed the immediate political problems of running a nation, but also provided some intriguing insights into his thinking about French society and modern civilization. His words reveal the intellectual depth of a leader who, in addition to being a politician, is a former professor and accomplished man of letters. Excerpts:

ON REBELLIOUS YOUTH: I intend to talk about this at length at San Francisco after visiting Stanford University. I think that it is a usual characteristic of youth which takes on new force because adults, as well, have the impression that there is...

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