EUROPE: Wir Machen Nicht Mit

Germany's chief Foreign Office spokesman, fat, foul-tempered Dr. Paul Schmidt, hates all neutral reporters, especially the uncowed Swiss. Last week, at a press conference, he snarled at them again. The Swiss press, began Dr. Schmidt in his heavy voice, had a "negative attitude" toward the New Order.

The Swiss reporters turned bland, unimpressed faces toward this routine announcement. Then Dr. Schmidt leaned his plump, manicured hands flat on the heavy table. "There will be," he said viciously, "no place for such editors in the new Europe. We will make short shift of them. Perhaps they will find their future home...

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