POLAND: The Trump Card

As East German Communist Boss Walter Ulbricht began a state visit to Poland last week, his special rolled into Warsaw 22 minutes late. "Polish sloppiness," growled an outraged German Communist. No less sourly, many a citizen of Warsaw noted that the black-red-and-gold flags scattered throughout Warsaw in Ulbricht's honor were the first German flags to fly over the city since Hitler's occupation troops were driven out.

Awkward as all this was, State Visitor Ulbricht and his hosts did their dogged best to ignore the fact that even 13 years of joint servitude to...

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