Seeing Red

An Ambassador blunders

More made-in-America tough talk was exported last week as U.S. Ambassador to France Evan Galbraith committed la gaffe on French radio. In a 75-minute interview, the conservative diplomat's unsubtle views on French Communism provoked rapid-fire and sometimes childish questions from French journalists. Galbraith responded in kind. When asked for his opinion of prominent Communists, including Transport Minister Charles Fiterman, the Ambassador candidly responded that a Communist is "a poor Frenchman who went wrong." Et alors: "Everyone knows very well that the French Communist Party has a special relationship with...

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