Education: School for Leaders

An old wisecrack about France's prestigious civil service academy, L'Ecole Nationale d'Administration, has two graduating students bidding each other goodbye in the Paris courtyard, when one says to the other: "See you at the Elysée Palace in 20 years." That is no longer a joke. Having won last month's presidential election, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, one of the E.N.A.'s most brilliant graduates (class of '51), has not only taken over the Elysée but he also seems to have brought half of his old school with him.

Three top posts in Giscard's 15-member Cabinet are held...

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