Foreign News: How to Win Friends

In French North Africa and in liberated Italy, Communist leaders rapidly dispelled the idea that they are still genuine sea-green revolutionaries. There, and elsewhere, what was once the Communist Left moved into ever closer league with the Right.

Communist François Billoux, youngish (41) ex-dockhand, ex-Deputy, now a French Committee Minister Without Portfolio, pledged his party to cooperation with all other parties, no matter how Rightist, so long as they had not sold out to Germany. Said he, reversing the old Communist tenet that stormy weather is good weather: "We do not want civil...

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