The German Problem

  • Paul M. Sweezy
Keywords: Imperialism


As I write these lines, the Berlin blockade has been lifted and the foreign ministers of the Big Four are about to resume discussion of the German problem after an interval of nearly a year and a half. It is clear that these events initiate a new phase of post-war international relations, one in which the Soviet Union, undoubtedly genuinely alarmed by the recent rapid drift toward war, is prepared to make concessions in order to reduce tensions and avert the threatening catastrophe of World War III.