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.


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