West Germany: Platform Abroad

West Berlin's fighting Socialist Mayor Willy Brandt clearly found the U.S. a fine place to campaign for the chancellorship of West Germany. In a whirlwind week, he talked to a Meet the Press panel, conferred with President Kennedy, addressed the Herzl Institute, named after the founder of Zionism. Wearing a green tie, he stood for hours as a guest of honor, reviewing Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day parade. His message everywhere was of a Germany repentant of its past, proud of its progress, and pledged to "unbreakable friendship with the United States and the Western community."

Brandt took credit (while bowing...

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