In truth, German character -- so admired and feared in some 500 years of European literature and history -- led to the present Germanization of Europe. These days we recoil at terms like "national character" that seem tainted by the nightmares of the past. But no other politically correct exegesis offers better reasons why a booming Detroit of 1945 today looks like it was bombed, and a bombed-out Berlin of 1945 now is booming.
Victor David had better have a care lest he like Icarus, with whom Hanson as a classical scholar is well acquainted, flies too close to the truth and gets burned.
posted on 12/15/2011 3:02:29 AM PST
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
VDH threads the PC lines very carefully, leaving plenty of room for us to read between them.
posted on 12/15/2011 5:28:15 AM PST
by Travis McGee
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