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FRANCE- The Charms of Socialism

FRANCE The Charms of Socialism Salil Sarkar "SOCIALIST I am, socialist I will remain'', blustered president Francois Mitterand last year. Socialism, he perorated further in an interview in December, is the quest for a veritable social, economic and political democracy. Basic aims remain valid, though attaining them, he added, must lead through several phases. Intended as a morale booster for France's despondent left voters, such pep- talk has yet to erase their growing impression of having been taken for a ride.

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