A thoughtful, courageous, and grim picture of Germany today - -a physical and moral wilderness, population at starvation...

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STRUGGLE FOR GERMANY

A thoughtful, courageous, and grim picture of Germany today - -a physical and moral wilderness, population at starvation level, production below agreed levels, division into economically unviable units, and pervading it all, failure on all fronts to agree on policies for revival. Demilitarization is virtually complete, but denazification is more or less of a farce and education is worse. The bulk of the book builds up this with documentary evidence, figures and facts. A final chapter recommends supporting socialism in Germany, nationalizing of key industries in trust, and reaching a settlement before the otherwise inevitable split. He urges the example of Czechoslovakia. He suggests a control council, with an international constabulary; a formation of a German government, a democratic constitution, a series of controls. Not easy reading, but every page is packed with challenge for thoughtful internationalists.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947