Noah Isenberg reviews Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History by Simon Winder (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). Germans, secret inventors or hot air? An article on the great "scareship" wave of 1909. Hitler needs a woman: An excerpt from Travels in the Reich, 1933-45: Foreign Authors Report from Germany. Semiotext(e)'s The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent. From The Nation, a review of Baader-Meinhof: The Inside Story of the RAF by Stefan Aust and Everybody Talks About the Weather, We Don't: The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof. Victor Grossman on Oskar Lafontaine and the troubled German Left. Auf Wiedersehen Macho: A new manifesto from the German Green Party aims to banish macho men for good. An article on Germany’s far-right: Style and tea party shakeup. The Melting Centre: Eckhard Jesse on Germany’s changing political map. Teuton the Introvert: Germany was once the most powerful nation on the Continent — now it is spiraling toward mediocrity. A shifting Weltanschauung: With its resistance to an instant Greek bail-out, Germany, a nation long seen as unfailingly committed to European cohesion, appears increasingly prepared to put its own interests first. Germany is tired of paying Europe's bills: If Germans feel less guilty about the war, they won't make sacrifices to help feckless Greeks. Frau Germania: How Angela Merkel's selfishness is killing Europe. From The Economist, a special report on Germany, older and wiser; and a look at why Germany needs to change, both for its own sake and for others. From CJR, journalism criticism in German: How Germany approaches the media beat.

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