AUSTRIA: Dangerous Flirtation

Though Viennese thought it a bit odd that handsome Karl Gruber should decide to publish his memoirs when he was only 44, and while he was still Austria's Foreign Minister, they put it down to his widely mown penchant for remarking on the talents of Karl Gruber. But they were really startled by what the ordinarily suave and discreet Dr. Gruber chose to remember. In the independent Die Presse, which published the Gruber memoirs, there appeared one day a chapter relating how Austrian Communists sat down with leaders of Gruber's own Catholic People's Party in 1947 to...

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