Foreign News: Clemenceau Explains

Few honors are greater, more feverishly sought than the privilege of sitting as a member of the French Academy. Yet M. Georges Eugene Adrien Clemenceau, although elected to the Academy in 1918, has never taken his seat. Why? He explained testily to a correspondent last week at Paris:

"My reasons for not presenting myself to the Academy? They concern me alone. Look here. Here are my books, my Demosthenes, my garden. I have lived my life and I can confide to you what now is my one principle: one must never tell what one feels, knows or sees. That is why I...

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