FRANCE: American Arguments

Not in the least annoyed at being called "L'Améericain" is Prime Minister André Tardieu of France. He glories in his crisp nickname, exploits it cleverly. Last week there were rumblings against his Cabinet in the Chamber of Deputies, irate complaints about his brusque methods. Instead of retreating, M. Tardieu charged.

"Tiens, Messieurs!" he cried with an engaging smile, "ne tirez pas au pianiste! Don't shoot the piano player! Il fait de son mieux. He's doing the best he can. That, gentlemen," he added confidentially to his somewhat mystified hearers, "is an American...

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