WEST GERMANY: The Spring of Discontent

German Chancellor Willy Brandt is unhappy. He had hoped to attend next week's Social Democratic congress in Hannover with a renewed sense of strength as a result of his electoral victory last November. Instead, he is bothered, beleaguered and beset on all sides.

His most immediate problem is posed by the so-called Jusos, his party's youth wing, which is dominated by strident young Marxists. Two weeks ago, the Jusos endorsed a party platform that conflicts greatly with the pragmatic policies by which Brandt led the Social Democrats and their Free Democrat allies to triumph. Among the Jusos proposals: withdrawal of German...

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