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The German Left: Red, Green and Beyond
The German Left: Red, Green and Beyond
By Andrei S. Markovits and Philip S. Gorski
Oxford University Press, 1993, 393 pp

Two young American academics try to assess the role and growth of the Greens in German life and politics. They see the factions called Greens as ". . . without any doubt one of the Federal Republic's most authentic and quintessential creations," in part because they are opposed to German nationalism. The Greens describe a new and, they argue, probably permanent element in a political society where the traditional support of the old left is evaporating. Some interesting insights and a considerable mastery of the literature.