EUROPE: Resigned to Reality

"We need boldness, more boldness and always boldness." So said West German Chancellor Willy Brandt in Bonn last week as he toasted his distinguished French guest. By invoking the words of French Revolutionary Leader Georges Jacques Danton, Brandt hoped to nudge Georges Pompidou toward a breakthrough in the stalemated process of creating a larger and more unified European Economic Community. The French President was hesitant. "I am tempted to remain faithful to my fellow countryman, even though he came to a bad end," he replied, alluding to the fact that Danton was guillotined by rival revolutionaries during the Reign...

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