WEST GERMANY: Guten A p petit

Under the impact of West Germany's economic "miracle," the socializing fire that once raged in the soul of German workers is sputtering low. Last week, formally throwing overboard the dogmas of Socialist Prophet Karl Marx, West Germany's Social Democratic Party issued a new statement of party principles that proclaimed: "Free competition as far as possible, planning only as necessary." And in the bustling, middle-class city of Stuttgart, well-tailored, paunchy successors of the slam-bang trade union streetfighters who formed Soviets in Germany four decades ago rode in their limousines to the sedate national convention of self-satisfied bureaucrats who now constitute the...

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