The Tumb President

Binder, David
June 1979
New Republic;6/16/79, Vol. 180 Issue 24, p16
Focuses on Karl Carstens, the fifth federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany and issues related to his association with the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-partei. Description of his legal career, hobbies and his service in his autobiography "Wer Ist Wer"; Exclusion of the fact that Carstens joined the Nazi party in the autobiography; Carstens' views on his activities in the Second World War; His personality; Issues related to his election as the President; View that he was elected by the opportunists of the conservative camp who were blasted out of power in 1969; Issues related to his presidency.


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