The world knows where doughty old Konrad Adenauer stands—before, during or after any number of Genevas—on German ties with the West. But how would the rest of West Germany stand now that the second Geneva conference had dashed all German hopes of reunification in the foreseeable future? Last week West Germany's Foreign Minister Dr. Heinrich von Brentano, 51, addressed himself to that question in as eloquent a speech as the Bundestag has heard in its six years.

"The federal government will continue to pursue a policy of German reunification in close and...

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