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Modern German Nationalism
Modern German Nationalism
By A. Ashkenasi
Schenkman, 1976, 225 pp

Ashkenasi distinguishes between an old nationalism, a legacy of Germany's past, and a new nationalism, whose roots are in postwar society and whose goal is a powerful Europe dominated by Germany. The old nationalism is dead, he claims, but the new version is not far below the surface and constitutes a threat to German democracy and European stability. The documentation is impressive, but the argument (and the proofreading) could well have been more rigorous.