Foreign News: The Great I Am

On the very day that Russia's Vyacheslav Molotov flung out his fresh proposal for Big Four talks on Germany, a slender, gaunt man with aimless hair and blazing eyes rose in the United Nations General Assembly. The real solution to the German problem, he declared, lies in "direct talks ... for unification of Germany . . . A German peace is necessary for world peace, and a German peace means the unification of Germany in whatever way it is brought about." The Soviet-run government of East Germany, he said, is as free and sovereign...

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