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    • Bob
    • 03.12.07 | 23:37 (IST)

    And then there is history, which tells us of another tribe, where the paranoid right-wing idiots once felt: "Surrounded by enemies: this was our situation right from the beginning. And we suffered from this like no other country. Surrounded by enemies, this will be our situation in the future. And this is our fortune", Hasse (the president of the `Allgerman association') said in 1907. It was this sense of paranoia, that the `Allgerman association' shared with the power elites of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-era, which became the root cause for the attitude to accept war not only as something unavoidable, but actually to long for war." (translated from: Volker Ullrich: The Nervous Great Power 1871-1918 - Rise and Fall of the German Empire, published in 1999, page 381)

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