|Title||The U.S. Election Viewed from Abroad|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Fontaine, Andre, 1921- - political economist, Editor-in-Chief of Le Monde|
2) Aron, Raymond, 1905- - Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne, columnist for Le Figaro
3) Gordey, Michel. - political scientist, correspondent for France-Soir
|Taped on||Oct 27, 1972 (Paris, France)|
|Broadcast Date||Oct 29, 1972|
|Duration||59:40 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||A week before the Nixon-McGovern election, how do things look from the other side of the Atlantic? Our guests, though disagreeing as to whether they personally hope President Nixon will win, believe that the French people on the whole feel more comfortable with him than with his opponent. A lively discussion, going back to Mr. Nixon's role in the internal-security investigations of the late Forties and early Fifties. RA: "They are used to him and they have the feeling, rightly or wrongly, that he has done better than expected. The journeys to Peking and Moscow were, perhaps, slightly less popular in France than in the United States, but were rather popular." WFB: "Why?" RA: "Oh, for a very simple reason-because we got the impression that the destiny of Europe was decided by Mr. Nixon and Mr. Brezhnev in Moscow, which is perhaps good for peace, but not good for our amour propre."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1972.|
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-
United States -- Foreign public opinion.
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): Transcript|
Type(s): News releases, clipping
Type(s): Research materials
|Related Collection(s)||Raymond Aron papers, Hoover Institution Archives|
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