The West is in full retreat. The Anglo-Saxon powers, great and small, withdraw from Europe while the Continent itself appears hopelessly fractured. All eyes turn to the one polity, and the sole economy, which can possibly save the day: Germany.
Yet this is the same land which, well within living memory, launched a genocidal war for total hegemony. Can Germany really have changed so utterly in a single generation?
The answer to this question is, of course, yes. To understand why, however, we need to rediscover the real history of Germany – or rather, the history of the real Germany.