Saturday, June 30, 2018

An independence day to keep

   There was a diabolical com-
   plimentarity between a twist-
   ed, tortured, partial genius
   who sought release in gaining
   power over men and a nation,
   humiliated and divided, that
   hoped for a return to grandeur.

      The New American Government is
      probably safe in believing the
      People do not take much inter-
      est in its project to overturn
      a government in Germany. There
      is less chance that they won't
      read of their place in history.

      One's advice to the mind, this
      Fourth of July, is to consider
      the extant German Chancellor's
      to the EEC: to accept alliance
      with cultures of humane values
      before yielding to nationalist
      temptation to abandon humanity.

Fritz Stern
Dreams and Delusions
  National Socialism in the
  Drama of the German Past
Alfred A. Knopf, 1987©

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