THE NATIONS: Democracy at Work

In Germany last week, one denazification project looked like a success. Officials had nothing to do with it. It was the inspiration of G.I.s themselves. To a military conference in the U.S. Army's Bremen area, Sergeant Patrick J. Moriarty, a big, blue-eyed, redheaded Irishman from Shakopee, Minn., described the job.

Moriarty fought the war in the South Pacific. He went to Germany last spring. Said he: "I saw kids in the streets picking up cigaret butts and begging. They all looked hungry, backward, scared. You know, they got an awfully dirty deal in...

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