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I can very well relate to what you are writing. The deeply embedded doubts about nationalism and widespread anti-militaristic attitudes in Germany are one of my most favourite German traits. While this needs to be qualified in many ways, it is a bit like someone has learned at least a bit from history.

I had very ambiguous feelings about this much lauded "revival of nationalism" during the World Cup this year, not about Germans enjoying themselves even if that meant waving their flag, but about publications like "Der Spiegel" interpreting it as some kind of much-needed reassessment of German national pride and nationalism.

I am quite worried that the lessons of WWII will be forgotten once that generation (and the generaiton of WWII's aftermath) finally disappears.

by Almanax on Thu Nov 2nd, 2006 at 12:00:09 AM EST

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