In a quiet, rambling country house near Munich, 76-year-old Major General Professor Dr. Karl Ernst Nikolas Haushofer, Germany's apostle of geopolitics, last week took poison. His wife took poison also, then hanged herself. His epitaph had already been written by his son, Albrecht, whom Old Haushofer had denounced to the Gestapo for taking part in the July '44 bomb plot against the Führer. Wrote Albrecht shortly before he was executed last year:
In father's life, the die is cast.
Once it was in the power of his will
To push the demon...