Berlin: Better Now

Tension over Berlin was clearly easing last week. Not since the building of Walter Ulbricht's ugly Wall last summer had the city been so calmly sure that it would survive, free. The calm may be shattered again any day the Russians choose to get nasty, but in the West Berlin senate last week Mayor Willy Brandt proclaimed flatly that the Communists' war of nerves had failed.

All the signs, Brandt maintained, show-that the shock and dismay caused by the Wall had begun to wear off. West Berlin's industrial production, said Brandt, is higher...

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