Foreign News: The German Note

In the Kremlin last week, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky handed out identical notes to the Ambassadors of the U.S., Britain and France, proposing a Big Four conference, not later than October, on the question of an all-German government and a German peace treaty. This was the latest of many Kremlin attempts to weaken the alignment of the Bonn government with the West by holding up the illusory prospect of "unification." More & more Germans are waking up to the fact that the only unity Russia really wants for Germany is the graveyard unity of total Soviet control.

Last spring the Western...

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