WEST GERMANY: The Neo-Socialists

Disheartened, demoralized and disillusioned with the ineffectual leadership of Erich Ollenhauer and his doctrinaire henchmen, West Germany's Social Democrats have had little to cheer about since their sweeping defeat by Konrad Adenauer two months ago. But last week the Social Democrats plucked up new courage. In Hamburg, the federal republic's biggest city, they turned out the Christian Democratic coalition administration and won election by the biggest political victory in their party's 100-year history.

Back in office as lord mayor, beefy Max Brauer, 70, was quick to point out that the Hamburg Socialists...

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