West Germany: No Wanderer

His eyes puffy from lack of sleep, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt last week delivered his first state-of-the-nation address to the Bundestag. Just back from a two-week vacation in Tunisia, Brandt had taken one look at his aides' drafts of the speech a few days earlier and scrapped them all. They made him appear too pliable to Eastern European demands. The evening before his Bundestag appearance, he stayed up until nearly midnight honing and polishing a new version of his first major policy statement since last October's inaugural address.

The October speech, with its enunciation of his Ostpolitik, had touched off...

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