July 17, 2014

Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves Again

Der Spiegel, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Germans discovered a new lightness of being in the run-up to their World Cup victory. It's a shift apparent not only in football. Increasingly confident and content, Germany is emerging from the dark shadows of its past, but its global role remains elusive.

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