Clinton's Art of the Deal

The President and his Commerce Secretary woo Big Business with an aggressive Buy American policy

Shifts in history aren't usually this well orchestrated, even in Germany. Last week the Allies formally ended their 49-year occupation of Berlin, withdrawing the last of their troops; Chancellor Helmut Kohl, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, British Prime Minister John Major and French President Francois Mitterrand marked the occasion by delivering heartfelt speeches about friendships forged in conflict. But even as ordinary Berliners were toasting the departing American soldiers, a few blocks away Germany's business leaders were greeting a star-studded U.S. corporate delegation eager to get the new era of peace and prosperity off to a lucrative start. Among the...

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