East Germany: Still Voices

For weeks, East Germany's Communists have been quibbling over details of the much-discussed speakers' exchange to debate East-West problems with the West German Social Democrats. Last week the Reds stopped quibbling and called the whole thing off.

The reason, of course, was fear that plain talk from West Germans might unduly stir East Germany's masses. But in the looking-glass world behind the Wall, the Communists had a different version; they made it sound as though the West Germans had fouled up the show. Walter Ulbricht told a collective-farm fair near Leipzig that...

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