West Germany: Knocking Eggheads Together

Lyndon Johnson is not the only Western leader to suffer the slings and arrows of criticism by vociferous intellectuals. As West Germany's election campaign gathers momentum, Chancellor Ludwig Erhard is also hearing the wrath of eggheads. Their complaint is hardly so dramatic an issue as Viet Nam is in the U.S.; they grumble that der Dicke and his party have been in power far too long, seem to suggest that there is far too much German prosperity for the good of the German soul.

The complainers are mostly the left-leaning writers and thinkers of...

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