World: An Eternal Star

With the same memorializing fervor that seized the U.S. after John Kennedy's death, the French are busy inscribing the late Charles de Gaulle's name on squares and avenues in hundreds of towns throughout the country. One rechristening has created a national furor: the Paris municipal council's unanimous but hasty decision last week to change the Place de 1'Etoile to Place Charles de Gaulle. Judging from newspaper editorials and talk in the bistros, vast numbers of Frenchmen seemed to feel that the famous site of the Arc de Triomphe and the Tomb of the...

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