WEST GERMANY: A Dangerous Man

As practiced by well-informed West Germans, it has become something of a national indoor sport. The game: coalition politics, or trying to outguess your friends on the composition of the next government in Bonn. Any number can play, and currently many are doing so. The reason: Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's coalition of Social Democrats and Free Democrats is in such trouble, largely on economic issues, that some observers fear it may not survive until the next scheduled federal election in November 1976. Last week Bonn was buzzing with rumors that the Free Democrats,...

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