WHAT TO DO ABOUT GERMANY?: The Rise or Rapacki Fever

Four weeks ago when Nikita Khrushchev stirred up the Berlin crisis, world attention focused on whether the vital but vulnerable Western outpost could and would hold out. The answer was yes. But by this week it was clearer than ever that the prime intent of Khrushchev's maneuvers is to reopen the far more complex problem of divided Germany and its future.

RAPACKI FEVER," said a prominent West German last week, "is everywhere these days." The symptoms of Rapacki fever—named after Red Poland's Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki—are: 1) loud protestations that something must be done at once to "relieve tensions" in...

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