West Germany: A Case of Kulturkronkheit

In April, leftist students threatened to "assassinate" Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey with pudding, flour and paint. A few weeks later, youthful demonstrators cursed the country's President to his face. This month, students exploded smoke bombs in the path of the Shah of Iran. The scenario sounded like a rerun from Berkeley, but the setting was a long way from California —or any other hotbed of U.S. student agitation. It was West Germany.

Even German high schools are getting into the act, and barely a week goes by without a student outburst....

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