The man de Gaulle appointed twice as a minister (in 1945 as Minister of Information and in 1960 as Minister of Cultural Affairs) was Andre Malraux (1901- 1976), author of such important inter-war novels as La Condition Humaine and L'Espoir, and after the war of controversial but reputed works on aesthetics and art history such as Le Musee Imaginaire. These intellectual achievements qualified Malraux for the job in a manner which hardly applies to Mr Lang, and even less so to any of his 'chasers'.
MANUEL V. CABRAL
Professor of Portuguese History
School of Humanities
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