The World: The Legacy of a Good German

To thousands of people in the West, Willy Brandt has been one of the truly heroic figures of the postwar world. He is still remembered by many as the fighting mayor of West Berlin. More important, though, he was a statesman-realist who was determined to confront and conquer Germany's shameful past, a Europe-minded visionary who preached unity for the Continent, and the Nobel Peace-prizewinning architect of Ostpolitik. Konrad Adenauer cemented West Germany's ties with the West, and Ludwig Erhard fashioned the economic miracle that has made the Deutsche Mark the world's most powerful...

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