September 13, 2012

A Prussian Rebirth in Germany

Jacob Heilbrunn, New York Times

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The idea of a Prussian revival, with its implications of German militarism, may strike some as a cause for worry. Even in Germany, it conjures up embarrassing images from the past: monocle-wearing officers barking orders that are slavishly followed by their subordinates.

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