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"Atlanticism should be completely counterintuitive to Germans and any other citizens of a large European country."

Why? As far as I know majority of American families trace their roots to German ancestors.

by FarEasterner on Thu Feb 8th, 2007 at 02:14:02 PM EST
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Why should Germans base their feelings of international solidarity on the basis of ethnicity?

The US inherited its social, political, and philosophical culture from Britain, not Germany. That is not to say that you cannot detect German influences on a local level, in Wisconsin, for example.

Many Germans like to visit America, of course. But I don't think that's because they identify with it: It's because to them it is an attractive other.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Thu Feb 8th, 2007 at 08:04:05 PM EST
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