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It’s time for Germany to stand up to Russia

26 February 2022

8:00 PM

26 February 2022

8:00 PM

In his novel The Loyal Subject, which appeared on the eve of the first world war, Heinrich Mann, the brother of Thomas, satirised Wilhelmine Germany as a hotbed of chauvinistic nationalism.

The servile nationalism that Mann mocked could not be further from the ethos of the Federal Republic of Germany today.

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