FRANCE: No One Here But Us Liberals

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing promised to bring "change" to France. So far, at least, he is delivering. In a carefully staged show of disdain for the pomp of the Gaullist years, he walked rather than rode to his inauguration at the Elysée Palace, wore a business suit instead of tails, talked for a few minutes about a "new era" instead of delivering an oration about the glories of the past. Over the next few days he announced the first of several measures to "relax" French political life. He decreed an end to widespread...

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