France, Troubled Ally

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France, Troubled Ally

By Edgar S. Furniss, Jr.
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1960
512 pp. $5.75
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In this study, written under a research fellowship of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Furniss develops two major themes--the dependence of French foreign policy upon domestic demands and problems, and the marked continuity of foreign policy between the Fourth and Fifth Republics. Despite the accession of de Gaulle, the author does not believe that France can effectively carry the responsibilities of a world power though it can, and must, play an indispensable role in the European community.