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Germany Between Two Worlds
Germany Between Two Worlds
By Gerald Freund
Harcourt, 1961, 296 pp

Based on a painstaking survey of current material, this study is notable both for its perceptive discussion of politics in the Federal Republic and for its analysis of the international problems involved in the partition of Germany and of Europe. The author's conclusions on American and West German policies, which differ sharply from official thinking in Washington and Bonn, should stimulate fresh thought and discussion. His principal recommendations, argued strongly if not always convincingly, are for a new German policy of reconciliation with the satellite nations of Eastern Europe and a strong American effort to negotiate with Moscow on disengagement.