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Germany Today: A Personal Report
Germany Today: A Personal Report
By Walter Laqueur
Little, Brown, 1985, 240 pp

A German-born transatlanticist writes a political travelogue, impressionistic and analytical, based on his historical knowledge and on recent travel and talk in the Federal Republic. A book about mood and popular culture-important elements in German life. Laqueur catches the sober, slowly changing quality of the German scene: for all the pervasive Angst and "greening," the country remains relatively stable, reassuringly dull. West Germany also remains more democratic than any previous German regime has ever been; the other Germany, unfortunately, is barely mentioned, nor are West German views and aspirations concerning it.