A German society devoted to the theme of identity. Does a German identity exist? Is there a German opinion on identity? This is indeed a delicate theme.
Germany was originally created entirely from the aggregation of a large mosaic of principalities. Then, in the 20th Century, suffering from national delusions of grandeur and renouncing the individual in favour of the great and unconditional “We”, it became increasingly divided by profound identity rifts and collective self-doubt. Are we really the people who committed all those crimes? Can we still be a country of poets and philosophers? Write verses in German? History has taught us to no longer be able to take pleasure in “big nation” attitudes. Do we know who we are? Can we (once again) walk with our heads held high? What tradition could reunite us?
Sunday, 26. July 2015
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