West Germany: Bitter Aftertaste

West Germany's leftist students idealize violence as a necessary weapon for revolution against what they consider their country's corrupt and repressive society. After their leader, Rudi Dutschke, was badly wounded by a would-be assassin two weeks ago, the students staged violent and bloody demonstrations in virtually every major city. Last week, bruised and battered from police truncheons, they were having some second thoughts about the efficacy of violence. They had, in fact, found neither violence so romantic nor West German society so weak as they had imagined.

Dispersed & Dismayed. Chancellor Kurt...

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