France: An Island Fling

France's former Premier Michel Debré last week rushed from humiliating obscurity back to the very center of French political life. Eased out of office by President Charles de Gaulle in 1962 and replaced by Georges Pompidou, Debré had seemed permanently relegated to the shadows last November when he ran as a candidate for the National Assembly in a supposedly safe constituency and, despite a Gaullist landslide, was soundly beaten by a local garage owner. But Debré was determined to try again, even though he had to travel 6,000 miles to French-owned Réunion Island, a tiny...

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