GERMANY: Trying Over

In four months the shiny, glass-walled, neon-lighted German parliament building (Bundeshaus) at Bonn on the Rhine had been doubled in size. The landscaping was finished only 24 hours before Western Germany's new government convened last week. On the final night, 1,500 workers mopped the floors, polished the windows, hung the draperies, arranged the potted plants. At dawn a tired old charwoman sank into a green leather chair and groaned: "All I can say is, something good had better come out of all this." The new democratic government was Germany's chance to work...

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