A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 15, 1958

THE headline news from Germany early this week was the electoral triumph of Mayor Willy Brandt in beleaguered West Berlin. But the accent on Berlin in the headlines—and in the newscasts—too often emphasized the present moment and neglected the past and the future. Using Berlin, Moscow has revived one of the oldest and bitterest cold war issues —the division of Germany into nations, one free, one Communist. Fearful of changing the status quo in Germany but equally fearful of doing nothing, statesmen of a dozen nations are today earnestly reexamining solutions to the...

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