The World: A Case of the Willies

Willy Brandt has had to break a campaign promise. Before his triumph at the polls last month, the West German Chancellor declared that he would personally travel to East Berlin before Christmas to sign the historic treaty that will establish normal relations between the two German states and in effect end the cold war in Germany (TIME, Nov. 20). Now Bonn has let it be known that when the treaty is signed on Dec. 21, the pens will be held not by Brandt and East German Premier Willi Stoph but by their state secretaries,...

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