Press: Uncle Sam, Publisher

Four blocks from Munich's Brown House, the crumbled cornerstone of Naziism, the U.S. Military Government runs Germany's biggest publishing plant. Once its giant presses spewed forth Hitler's venomous Völkischer Beobachter; now they supply Germans with news of a democratic flavor. No force-feeding is needed: Die Neue Zeitung, a thrice-weekly paper; Heute, a picture magazine; Der Monat, a political monthly; and Neue Auslese, a cultural digest, all sell like piping-hot Kartoffelpuffer.

Die Neue Zeitung, the U.S. Military Government's prize package, is the New York Times of Germany. No paper has greater influence; only...

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