The Germans: Who are They Now? by Alan Watson
As a result of unforeseen and unpredictable events, the German Federal Republic is now the most populous state in Europe, with nearly 79 million people, and the economic potential of a united Germany is awesome. It is for the first time a fully sovereign state and, with the collapse of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe, Germany is now the dominant power in Europe. In this revised and updated edition, Alan Watson explores, from a range of viewpoints - historical, geographical, cultural, economic and political - the question of German identity, and the dilemma it faces with the rise of the extreme Right.