Austria: Architect of Neutrality

The only man who ever talked the Russians into letting go of some real estate is portly Julius Raab, 69, Chancellor of Austria for the past eight years. He is the architect of Austria's prosperous neutrality, and, in fact, of its postwar independence. Last week, ailing with diabetes and the aftereffects of a 1957 stroke, Julius Raab decided the time had come to retire.

Back in 1953, when it still looked as if the Russians were going to occupy their zone of partitioned Austria forever, grassroots Politician Julius Raab in a friendly but...

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