WEST GERMANY: An Old Man's Impulse

WEST GERMANY An Old Man's Impulse

In the decade since he became Chancellor of West Germany, oaken-faced Konrad Adenauer has acquired in the minds of his countrymen the stature of a stern father—awe-inspiring, sometimes overrigid, the living symbol of righteous and unshakable purpose. But, though the public has seldom seen it, there is an obverse side to Adenauer's character: a nagging, emotional mistrustfulness that can convert him in the blink of an eye to a man of angry impulse. Last week Konrad Adenauer, 83, gave full rein to his impulsiveness and by doing so...

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