Germany can no longer hide behind Europe. To save itself, it must embrace nationhood again

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Germany can no longer hide behind Europe. To save itself, it must embrace nationhood again

The far Right is rising and the only way to contain it is for centrists to steal their voters

The federal finance ministry in Berlin is an imposing building. It was designed to be. The uniform, grey edifice was first built to house Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe. Now, with the Nazi insignia long replaced by modern art, it’s home to Germany’s finest bean counters and their political masters. Thanks to the euro crisis it has, for some years, been Europe’s power centre.

Rebranding a building is unfortunately much easier than reorienting a nation, a task made harder by the fact that, since the Second World War, the very idea of a German nation as a political force has been a great taboo. Instead, with...

Source: Google News Germany | Netizen 24 Germany

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