An American's Impressions of the First American-German Youth Conference.

by J. A. Spindler

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The paper reviews the structure of this first such Conference between the United States and the German Federal Republic, then goes on to discuss some of the interactions between delegates and ideas exchanged. Reasoning from impressions formed at the Conference, the author argues that West Germany is developing into a first-rate political as well as economic power. He further asserts that a revival of German nationalism is a significant possibility within the foreseeable future. The author participated as one of 30 delegates to the Conference held at Hamburg, Germany, June 27-30, 1973. 21 pp.

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