In This Review

Pleins Pouvoirs
Pleins Pouvoirs
By Jean Giraudoux
Gallimard, 1939, 212 pp.

A singularly lucid and critical examination of certain French problems -- such as population, urbanization and public works -- by a prominent playwright and novelist, who in the early months of the war was in charge of France's central propaganda office. His plan for the country's moral regeneration through internal and imperial development presupposed France's surrendering her European mission, and thus represents a form of French isolationism.