The interplay of influences between
political perspectives in France and
the United States has always been a
tenuous and marginal reality, at best,
but now we are launched upon a fort-
night of suspense for France which is
certain to reflect impressions, there,
of how clever it is, here, to be led
as we've been these past three months.
How amiable accident might be plucked
from our confusion, to reimburse the
fountainhead of our doctrine of human
rights, with evidence of their imper-
ilment under Disenlightenment, remains
to be seen. But who would begrudge any
nation, the example we set for ourself?
That said, is it not extraordinary, how
earnestly the West now prays for France.