Trade: Fair Enough

It may fairly be said that the Leipzig Trade Fair is an annual event—the one now in progress is the 802nd. But this year there is a new sound to the old show: while some 70 nations display their wares, Communists and capitalists alike are clamoring for increased East-West trade. Says Cristina Dimitriu, director of Rumania's exhibit: "We are now interested more in business than in propaganda." Says Poland's Natalia Czaplicka: "We will sell anything to anybody."

About the only sour note was struck by East Germany's intransigent Walter Ulbricht, an old...

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