The German Left: Red, Green and Beyond

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The German Left: Red, Green and Beyond

By Andrei S. Markovits and Philip S. Gorski
Oxford University Press, 1993
393 pp. $55.00

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.

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