The Press: Man with a Mission

Late one night in his Paris apartment, Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, editor of the weekly L'Express, got a polite phone call from a French policeman. Asked the cop: What time would Servan-Schreiber go to his office next day? Editor Servan-Schreiber, at 30 the wonder boy of French journalism, replied that he would be there at 8 a.m. as usual. Next day when he arrived at the office he found the doors closed tight and sealed with official wax. The government had seized the current issue of his weekly and temporarily closed the office. The charge: "ministers or generals were divulging secrets of national...

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