Reluctant Meister

How Germany's Past is Shaping Its European Future

01.10.2015 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP Berlin | Nur für Mitglieder


Book presentation and discussion with

Stephen Green
Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint

The Euro crisis has served as a stark reminder of the fundamental importance of Germany to the larger European project. But the image of Germany as the dominant power in Europe is at odds with much of its recent history. Reluctant Meister is a wide-ranging study of Germany from the Holy Roman Empire through the Second and Third Reichs, and asks not only how such a mature and developed culture could have descended into the barbarism of Nazism but also how it then rebuilt itself within a generation to become an economic powerhouse. Perhaps most important, Stephen Green examines to what extent Germany will come to dominate its relationship with its neighbors in the European Union, and what that will mean.

The event will be held in English. Dr. Harald Kindermann, Secretary General of the DGAP, will moderate the discussion.

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