West Germany: Seeking Solace in Washington

Seeking Ludwig Erhard has made five trips to the U.S. since he became Chancellor, but none was so important to him as the visit he is making this week. Its significance has less to do with inter national issues than with the impact ba'ck home. Erhard's problems began in July when his Christian Democrats lost ground to the opposition Social Democrats in a crucial state election. Since then, he has been beset by a quasi-uprising of German generals, and by political snipers, who even blame his government for the recent tragic loss of an elderly submarine and 19 sailors....

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