chapter  32
Gaullism and Algeria
(1961)
Pages 9

Insofar as “politics” is a theatrical production, the French stage has not changed its program over the past year. The president presides, the French carry on the business at hand.

But in relation to the problems that de Gaulle’s rule had to solve, the French situation has appreciably changed: the failures that have accumulated over a few months weigh more and more heavily against the regime.