The Press: Two Stubborn Men

It might well have happened in Hitler's Germany. Armed with arrogance, pistols and arrest warrants, special security police swooped down at night on the Bonn bureau of Der Spiegel (The Mirror), a weekly newsmagazine, and summarily carted staffers off to jail. In Der Spiegel's Hamburg headquarters, other police sealed off rooms, ransacked them with a thoroughness that included upturning the wastebaskets. In Torremolinos, Spain, about 1,300 miles away, local police, acting on an urgent request from West German authorities, routed a vacationing Spiegel subeditor and his wife from bed and locked them...

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