Family Affair

The Rothschilds are roving

It's a little bare now," apologizes Baron Guy de Rothschild, 72, waving his hand at the empty black lacquered walls of his office on the seventh floor at 21 Rue Laffitte in Paris. Indeed, the art works by Bernard Buffet and Francis Picabia have been packed away, and out front workmen are getting ready to chisel the famous family name out of the sandstone above the entryway. Reason: the Banque Rothschild is being nationalized by the socialist government of French President François Mitterrand, along with the country's other major banks...

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