WEST GERMANY: In the Master's Footsteps

One Nikita Khrushchev, fist-waving and shouting interruptions, was startling enough. Last week the prospect loomed that Soviet diplomats the world over may, at the appropriate moment, follow in his shoeless footsteps.

In Bonn, West Germany's Economics Minister Ludwig Erhard was addressing delegates of 24 African states, who had come to Germany to discuss trade and political ties. Erhard warned them against "losing your freedom," orated that "colonialism has been overcome, but worse than colonialism is imperialism of the Communist totalitarian pattern." Up from the front row of invited diplomats jumped Andrei Smirnov,...

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