World: Smiles on the Rhine

After Paris, Dean Rusk flew to West Berlin and then to Bonn. The Berlin stop was a formality, a mere 2¾-hour duty visit to sign the city's famed Golden Book, confer briefly with Mayor Willy Brandt, peer over the Wall. Although Rusk predicted that some day this "affront to human dignity" would come down, sensitive Berliners complained that the Rusk visit had been perfunctory.

The Old Days. There was nothing perfunctory about Rusk's mission to Bonn where crusty old Chancellor Konrad Adenauer needed some buttering up after his angry May quarrel with Washington over the negotiations with Russia. Rusk fairly smothered der...

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