GERMANY: Success Story

Perhaps the biggest and best news in the world last week concerned Western Germany, on whose battered pits and blast furnaces and factories depend Europe's future and (very likely) the world's peace. Western Germany was what the "Berlin crisis" was all about. The Russians had imposed the Berlin blockade in a desperate attempt to prevent Western German recovery. This Russian plan failed. Just four months after the Western Allies introduced their great currency reform, Western Germany was on its feet again. Its revival was a notable triumph for German energy and for certain Western ideas, including free enterprise.

Last spring, Western...

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