World: Who's Next?

Crusty old Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was laying about him with splendid gusto last week, wisecracking about American politics ("Say, what ever happened to Lyndon Johnson?"), needling the British (he says they deliberately spread misconceptions), even taking a backhanded dig at his pal in Paris, Charles de Gaulle.

"Stupidity" was the cause of Western Europe's current disunity, Adenauer told a dinner meeting of the foreign press in Bonn. Whose stupidity? "I believe these things have been committed not only by Britain but by others as well," he sighed. Was any of it committed on the River Seine? asked a reporter. "I deliberately have...

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