Pep Talks Are Not Enough

Franz Josef Strauss, 66, Minister-President,of the West German state of Bavaria, Finance Minister of West Germany from 1966 to 1969 and conservative candidate who lost to Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in 1980:

Even without the growing international threat from the Soviet Union's aggressive and expansive policy, even without the inhuman crushing of the Afghan people and even without the renewed Polish tragedy, it ought to be self-evident that the United States' partners should favor policies inspired by a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This applies more than ever since the senseless escalation of the Falklands...

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