World: An Unorthodox Route to Power

BRUNO KREISKY came by his left-wing convictions via an unorthodox route. No shirtsleeve Socialist from Vienna's proletarian slums, Kreisky is the son of a wealthy Jewish industrialist who headed a wool combine. At 15, distressed by the misery he saw in the working class, he joined the Socialist Youth Movement. At 23, he was jailed for 18 months by the Von Schuschnigg regime for attending an illegal Socialist Party meeting. A few years later, he was exiled by the Nazis. Now, against all odds, the onetime Jewish emigre is about to become Chancellor of...

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