||Norbert Blüm and Wolfgang Schäuble Debate the Location of the Capital (June 20, 1991)
During the Bundestag debate on the location of the capital, CDU social policy spokesman Norbert Blüm argued that Bonn stood for the Federal Republic’s new democratic....
||Rainer Zitelmann: Reunification and German Self-Hatred (1992)
Conservative journalist Rainer Zitelmann argues that leftist intellectuals are responsible for propagating a sense of German self-hatred. He views this as debilitating not least because it distances....
||Rainer Eppelmann talks about the Enquete Commission on the SED Dictatorship (May 3, 1992)
In an interview with the national news radio station Deutschlandfunk, the chairman of the
||Author Christa Wolf Reflects on the Debate about East German Literature (September 27, 1993)
In the following excerpt, author Christa Wolf describes a public reading she gave from letters written during her California exile; she then recounts the question....
||The Social Democratic Intellectual Peter Glotz Warns against a False Normalization (1994)
Alarmed by the neo-conservative call for “re-nationalization,” the leftist intellectual Peter Glotz polemicizes against those who revive nationalist currents....
||The Writer Monika Maron Comments on the Popularity of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag (July 3, 1995)
The East German writer
Monika Maron was pleasantly surprised by the effect of Cristo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped....
||Author Daniela Dahn Announces a New East German Self-Confidence (September 21, 1996)
With considerable bitterness, author
Daniela Dahn comments on the disappointments of unification,....
||Writer Martin Walser Reflects on the Difficulties of Living with German Guilt (October 11, 1998)
In a widely misunderstood speech delivered upon his acceptance of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, West German writer Martin....
||Ignatz Bubis, the Chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, warns against Relativizing the Holocaust (November 9, 1998)
Deeply hurt by what he viewed as a relativization of the Holocaust, Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the Central....
||A City Planner Describes the New Government Quarter in Berlin (2001)
City planner Günter Schlusche describes the impact of various federal building projects on Berlin’s urban and architectural landscape. He is interested in the symbolism of high-profile government....
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