ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 1 Editor R K HAZARI Associate Editor; Krishna Raj Assistant Editor; Rajani X Desai Business Manager: A Fernandes circulation Manager: Shiv Patil Political Revaluation IT is too early to say what the new Government in Bonn headed by Willy Brandt will try to do with the foreign policy of West Germany. There is little doubt, however, that the expectations from the Socialist-FDP coalition in this sphere will be very high in many German minds. There are, of course, important economic and social problems within Germany to be tackled; but a degree of economic progress seems to be assured irrespective of the quality of the Government. Indeed, it will require an unusually high capacity to mismanage the economy on the part of any West German Government to arrest the process of technological change and progress in that society. The feeling that West Germany is already an economic giant is widespread, not only within Germany but in Europe as a whole. What has been bothering the Germans is that a country that is admittedly an economic giant is very much a political pigmy. It is a rectification of this paradoxical situation that the Germans expect from Brandt.

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