Through twisty streets and between the high-gabled houses of quaint old Weimar, 74 national flags flapped last week on short staffs sprouting from the mudguards of statesmen's limousines. The nations of the world were doing homage in this small Thuringian city. Here in 1919 the Constitution of the present German Republic was adopted. And in Weimar 100 years ago last week died Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Not only a poet, this lusty, lyric German philosopher was also a resourceful statesman, ever at the elbow of Weimar's reigning...

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