Now that the high-profile publicity-seeking stock-ballooning conversations promoted by Kirk Kerkorian have come to a predictably fruitless end, the real talks can begin. The serious negotiations can get under way, negotiations which, in fact, could lead to a result that's the ultimate nightmare of the European motor companies: that the American auto makers would finally get their act together in Europe. Not only get it together but get it together — together. By Karl Ludvigsen.