Mr. Poujade’s party winning 51 seats in France is of course a bolt from the blue but not necessarily for the Jews who, generally,dislike him. He is not a democratic politician but a man of strong character who knows that as Democracy is Death, action must be taken against it for the good of his country. His grim announcement that he would hang those of his party who try to use it for their own ends shows that he also knows that a successful leader must be able to count on 100 per cent fidelity. Many of his supporters are anti-Jewish, and so we, hope that Mr. Poujade will refer to Jews as Jews, not “contemptible stateless persons.” A crowd marching down the street shouting “Down with Contemptible Stateless Persons” would soon go hoarse. In France’s extremity, she may have found the way out.
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