Foreign Relations: Pompidou Postscripts

From over the Atlantic last week, as Georges Pompidou winged home to Paris following an eight-day U.S. visit, the President of France sent a last adieu to Host Richard Nixon. His trip and their consultations, said Pompidou, had helped "the slow and difficult construction of man's happiness." Considering the fact that the state visit had nearly been reduced to a shambles, Pompidou's message seemed as extravagant as bombe glacée for dessert after a dinner of horsemeat sausage. Only adroit maneuvering by Nixon saved the tour from an embarrassing finale. Long after the...

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