West Germany: Bavarian Sacrifice?

For a time, it looked as if Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's political foes might at last have the pleasure of seeing the Old Man forced out of office. The scandal over the arrest and jailing of Publisher Rudolf Augstein and the top editors of the newsmagazine Der Spiegel (TIME, Nov. 9) had blown up into a national tempest, rocking the Cabinet itself. But in his half-century of political maneuvering, der Alte has learned what it takes to survive. Last week he squeaked through again—with a plan that probably will sacrifice his brawny, brawling Minister of Defense Franz Josef Strauss, the...

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