This book reflects the broad spectrum of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's experience as well as his political temperament. It provides insight into the underlying moral sensibility and personal view of public life that tie his world of thought to his world of action.
Introduction 1. Germany in the Era of Negotiations 2. The 1977 Alastair Buchan Memorial Lecture 3. A Policy of Reliable Partnership 4. Speech Before the Tenth Special General Assembly of the United Nations 5. Speech in Moscow 6. The Struggle for the World Product: Politics Between Power and Morals 7. Europe and Africa—Partners with Equal Rights: Speech Before the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs 8. Speech Before the Society for the Family of Man 9. Speech at the Commencement Ceremony at Harvard University 10. Continuity and Concentration: Policy Statement Delivered to the Bundestag 11. The State of the Nation: Statement Delivered to the Bundestag 12. Statement Delivered to the Bundestag 13. The Challenging Decade Ahead: Speech at the SPD Party Convention 14. Political Action Aimed at Fostering Understanding: Speech to the Congress on "Kant in Our Time" 15. A Plea for Honesty and Tolerance: Speech at the Cologne Synagogue 16. Excerpts from an Interview on ABC News "Issues and Answers," Conducted by Peter Jennings 17. An Interview with The Economist 18. Helmut Schmidt: A Biographical Political Profile