Foreign News: Reform or Perish

On the subject of the disintegration of government, there is probably no better-informed man alive than Paul Reynaud. Premier of France in the last three months of the Third Republic. Reynaud saw (in the words of General de Gaulle) "the regime collapsing around him, the people fleeing, allies retreating, the most illustrious commanders defecting . . . The very exercise of power was no more than a sort of agony, strung out along roads, in the dislocation of services, discipline and conscience." Last week 76-year-old Paul Reynaud was in the van of a movement to stop threatening disintegration in France's...

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