West Germany: Brutuses on the Rhine

Brutues on the Rhine

Ludwig Erhard's stock has been going down faster than any glamor issue on the Big Board. Climbing living costs have tarnished his image as the creator of West Germany's economic miracle. A sharp setback for his Christian Democratic Union in the key state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia took the steam out of his reputation as the country's No. 1 vote getter. Even his special relationship with the U.S. was called into question after he came away from a Washington visit in September without a promise from Lyndon Johnson to reduce the amount of money Bonn must...

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