West Germany: Mild and Mellow

Brandt returns—peacefully

The left wing of the Social Democratic Party that was so quick last week to criticize the U.S. decision to make the neutron bomb looks for its inspiration to an old familiar figure who is happily playing a new role. Willy Brandt, 67, is suddenly back in the news, both at home and abroad—going to the Kremlin to discuss disarmament with Leonid Brezhnev, standing under the Arc de Triomphe at his friend Frangois Mitterrand's inauguration, initiating a North-South conference in Mexico in October that will be attended by President Reagan. Some...

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