World: The New Germany of Willy Brandt

Seated in a Baroque armchair in his elegant office in Palais Schaumburg, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt last week described his vision of a "new Germany" in an interview with Benjamin Gate, TIME's Bureau Chief in Bonn. The Chancellor spoke in fluent hut slightly stiff English, smoking cigarettes and rolling wooden matches between his fingers while he pondered his answers.

On East Germany: It doesn't make sense to regard the other part of Germany as a foreign country like Mexico or Indonesia or even Norway. Even though it has developed into a state organization, it is still a fact that the borderline...

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