Entries in Germany (2)


Never let them forget the war

"Before they took good teeth out of dead people. Now they take it out of the living," was how Kostas Marthas described the tough conditions that had been set by the EU, the IMF and Germany, which is by far Europe's most successful and influential economy. 

Just lie back and repeat: Ever. Closer. Union. 

HIghways for Hitler

I just came across this great passage in Richard Evans' The Third Reich in Power -- highways as a modernist conduit to German pastoral authenticity:

For Fritz Todt, the man whom Hitler appointed to oversee the building of the motorways, they even fulfilled a racial purpose, linking the motor-borne German soul to the authentic woods, mountains, and fields of its native land, and expressing the Nordic race's delight in the adventure, speed, and excitement provided by modern technology.