The Press: Talking in the Mirror

"Ich verachte die Deutschen" ("I despise the Germans"), reads the caption beneath the photo of London Daily Mirror Columnist William Neil Connor on the cover of last week's Der Spiegel (circ. 350,000), West Germany's brisk, brash newsmagazine. Inside, in a ten-column question-and-answer interview headlined

STICK THE GERMANS IN THE REFRIGERATOR! Columnist Connor—"Cassandra" to the Mirror's 4,658,793 readers—expanded his theme:

Q. Does that mean you despise all Germans?

A. No, I despise the nation from which you sprang. [My contempt] also manifests itself in a distaste for all things which are German, and things which...

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