West Germany: Falling Out

War in the peace movement

From its beginnings, the peace movement that drew more than 2 million antinuclear demonstrators into the streets of Western Europe last fall has been an amorphous alliance. Though it includes Communists, the movement has consistently denied that it is Communist controlled. But being vocally opposed to the deployment of new U.S. built intermediate-range nuclear missiles, the movement was an easy target for Moscow-inspired attempts to convince Western Europeans that the U.S., not the Soviet Union, was fueling the arms race. Last week West Germany's tiny, pro-Moscow Communist Party, which regularly polls only about .5% of the...

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