West Germany: The No. 2 Man

It was no accident that Rainer Barzel chose to make his controversial proposals on reunification before the American Council on Germany in Manhattan last week. For months, he had watched the upsurge of German interest in new moves toward reunification. But on his last visit to Washington in April, he found senior officials totally unaware of either the depth or strength of West German feeling. After his speech last week, State Department officials cautiously let it be known that they were re-examining the matter. For while Barzel is relatively unknown in the...

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