Powell, Robert
September 1952
New Republic;9/15/52, Vol. 127 Issue 11, p12
The article focuses on German politician Kurt Schumacher. Dr. Kurt Schumacher's death on August 20 deprived the German Social Democratic Party (SDP) of one of the most forceful personalities in its history. He dominated the Party. He brooked no opposition, and together with the traditional solidarity of the SPD this resulted in a uniformity which often looked like unity to the outside world. The death of Kurt Schumacher will certainly weaken the SPD's influence among some sections of its supporters, and will probably lessen its striking power against the Coalition Government, in the near future.


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