West Berlin: Ignoble Emulation

Violence flared in Europe last week. An assassin picked as his target Rudi Dutschke, 28, a self-avowed revolutionary, leader of Germany's student unrest and author of fierce tirades against "repressive" European society. As Dutschke wheeled his bicycle away from the headquarters of his Socialist Student League on West Berlin's Kurfürstendamm, a young man who had been lying in wait fired three shots at him from a pistol. The bullets hit "Red Rudi" at close range in the chest and head.

After a sharp firefight, police wounded the assailant and dragged him from a nearby cellar. He was...

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