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Contemporary debates, German History

Weimar is Now, Again

As I mentioned to students again and again, the Weimar Republic just won’t stop shaping contemporary Germany’s actions. The New York Times’ Joe Nocera has an interesting op-ed in which he compares Germany’s current unwillingness to repress moralistic impulses in favor of pragmatic economics with the Allied nations’ insistence that Germany keep paying its high reparations after World War I. Read the full article here.


About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.


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