France: A Maoist Summer Festival

As a group of drowsy tourists left the palatial white casino in the Channel resort of Deauville early one morning last week, they were startled to see a $25,000 Lamborghini sports car in flames on the street outside. Near by were some Maseratis, a Ferrari, a Jaguar and an Iso Rivolta freshly daubed with bright red hammers and sickles.

Not far from that scene, the current battle cry of France's increasingly aggressive young Maoists was scrawled on a wall: "Pas de vacances pour les riches"—no vacations for the rich. A day after the Deauville raid, the Maoists threw...

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