Thursday, April 2, 2009

German views of America

In honor of President Obama's upcoming visit to Germany, here's a description of the anti-American views of some prominent German intellectuals, expressed two days after the 9/11 attacks. As German pundit Henryk Broder puts it:

"It was barely 48 hours after the attacks in New York and Washington. And in the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Berlin’s House of World Cultures, a show trial was coming to a close. At this show trial, the law of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth did not apply. Instead, a mass murder was excused and tacitly condoned, because the victims of the abomination were supposed somehow to be associated with capitalism, imperialism and globalization…

If you have the stomach to read the details, you'll get the full picture. (Thanks to John Rosenthal.)

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