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The German Genius by Peter Watson
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Apr 30, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2011 — I own a copy

It is impossible to capture this comprehensive and so well balanced book on German intellectual and cultural history on a single page.

I will say this in summary: I agree! It, in a much more factual and researched manner than I could ever hope to encapsulate, confirmed my gut instincts and fuzzy ideas that I've held since I was introduced to Germans and German culture in the late 1990's.

Educated, cultured (in the best meaning of the word), inward, conflicted, successful in the modern world but never comfortable in it… these are the Germans. While they often frustrate my American pragmatism and plebian beliefs, I still love them for who they are and what they give us.
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