Germany

Bonhoeffer’s Protector

German theologian and anti-Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer is justifiably celebrated for his brilliance and devotion unto death. But there is…

Churchill’s Painting for Adenauer

Churchill’s painting of Athens conveyed his hopes to Chancellor Adenauer that democracy could arise from the ruins of defeated and war-ravaged Germany.

10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel
10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel

On September 24, Angela Merkel won a fourth term as chancellor of Germany. Here is what you should know about the most powerful woman in the world.

Souad Mekhennet interviews terrorist members and sympathizers
The Faces of Jihad: Review of Mekhennet’s I Was Told To Come Alone

When President George W. Bush declared his “War on Terror,” the face of the enemy was a grainy two-inch picture…

Helmut Kohl’s Christian Democracy

Helmut Kohl will be forever recalled as Germany’s longest serving chancellor since Bismarck, as Reagan’s stalwart ally during the Cold War, and as the unifier of a divided Germany.

Germany at Our Throat or Feet Germany Role in World
Germany at Our Throat or Feet?

There are several famous sardonic quotes about Germany’s role in the world. One is Churchill’s 1943 remark after Germany surrendered in North Africa: “The Hun is always either at your throat or your feet.”

An Assassinated Nazi & a Church Martyr

Americans who, as they watch their giant screen televisions or drive their SUVs to the Outback for dinner, complain about…

Nazi-Soviet Conflagration

June 22 marked the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion of the Soviet Union, code named Operation Barbarossa, which was the most murderous conflict in human history.

East Germany’s “Purple Witch”

The once powerful and widely despised widow of communist East Germany’s last dictator, herself unrepentant until the end about her…