East Germany: Spitzbart in Trouble

Throughout all the maneuvers over Berlin, one thing has not changed: Walter Ulbricht's nasty little regime in East Germany is in serious trouble. Last week Ulbricht wasadmitting it.

The end of 1961 had once been the deadline for the signing of a peace treaty between Russia and East Germany; Khrushchev quietly dropped that deadline weeks ago, in his New Year's message did not even mention it. While West Germany continued to enjoy its brightly lit prosperity, the eastern half of the divided country was in gloomy want. As the weather turned colder, there were official warnings against the use...

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