The word pacifism has nowhere a worse sound than in Germany. Clever claims that it came from the one-sidedness of the German pacifists. Oh no; the aversion lies in the German mentality of the Wilhelminian era. >> read more

Remembrance days are milestones on the long road to forgetfulness and thoughtlessness. Today is another one; and there is no doubt that it will be "worthy" and in a certain sense "uplifting". Because the more we move away from the “big event”, the sooner the patriotic rhetoric has the prospect of defeating memory. >> read more

Hello, do we see you again? How are you? What's up? Are you doing business? ... The current situation, you mean. Well, politically, but otherwise ... you understand me. Of course, he hardly gets by ... Waiter, the wine list! ... >> read more

Well, that's pretty good! The Republic is always drawing more circles. The idea of ​​the people's state is on the whole in the victory. There are increasing cases where republican decrees go out without monarchist regulations. Recently, even in Geheimratsvorzimmern the purchase of more republican service stamp ... >> read more

The more untenable the conditions become with us in Germany, the more the warning sounds: the government should. It is always the same. The own initiative one wants replaced by an order. When the need is greatest, one confers faithfully according to the old habit of those who are there, who will fix and put things right. >> read more

We went from war to peace. Inevitably we had to swap the monarchy for the republic. The "Fatherland lessons" are continued as propaganda for "German culture". The perseverance slogan had to give way to the build-up crowd. >> read more

But the “German” philistine, shattered by revolution, democracy and fate, gathers mourning around the grave of a deceased militarism and plants the flowers of his Pan-German hopes with loving hands into the laughing spring. >> read more