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Germany and Europe: reluctant champions | editorial
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Only a power as self-confident culturally and politically as it is economically can provide that sort of leadershipOur week-long portrait of Germany as the accidental empire has provided a fascinating deconstruction of the country increasingly thrust...

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