INTERNATIONAL: Demographer's Deduction

Demographer Frank W. Notestein drew lines last week to support a mighty deduction: Germany will never again be able to challenge the world; a steady decline in her population will forbid it. The head of Princeton's Office of Population Research put his careful and complex projections in 300 pages of charts, curves and tables called The Future Population of Europe and the Soviet Union (Columbia University Press; $2.75). Then, in Foreign Affairs for April, he drew some conclusions for the layman.

Reich Down. Wrote Notestein: "Germany, like her western neighbors, has passed the period in which she could become a dominant...

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