Books: Dissection of the Germans

THIS GERMANY: THE STORY SINCE THE THIRD REICH by Rudolf Walter Leonhardt. 275 pages. New York Graphic Society. $7.95.

"The Germans find themselves in the same position as the French, the English, cats, or tobacco," aphorizes Author Leonhardt. "To be hated for the right reasons is not always pleasant, but to be loved for the wrong ones can be downright embarrassing." With that essentially negative prelude out of the way, the West German journalist launches into a wry and gritty explanation of what it is like to be a German today. Leonhardt feels that...

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