Eastern Europe: Stirrings


No one in Washington talks any more about "rolling back" Communism in Eastern Europe. Now the hope is to "loosen it up." The U.S. expects the test ban treaty, and whatever cold war relaxation that may follow, to help weaken the satellites' dependence on Moscow and to turn them increasingly toward the West. The Eastern European countries are of course still solidly Communist, and their leaders keep warning that "peaceful coexistence" does not apply to the war with Western ideology. The loudest warnings are from East Germany's Walter Ulbricht, who...

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