Western Europe: Reconciliation at Rambouillet


Konrad Adenauer saw eye to hypnotic eye with Charles de Gaulle, but Ludwig Erhard from the start tried tostare le grand Charles down. He did not have a chance. When it came to the question of grain prices in the Common Market, Erhard held out for twelve months, but finally caved in. Anxious to share in the West's nuclear arsenal, der Dicke pinned his hopes on U.S. zeal for the multilateral force, only to have the Americans lose interest and leave the Germans out on a limb. Last week, as Erhard arrived in Paris for his...

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