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Three Reichs and You are Out: Germany in the 21st Century



Josef Joffe


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Encina Hall, Oksenberg Conference Room (3rd Floor)



Three Reichs and You are Out: Germany in the 21st Century

About this talk:
Germany has always been too strong or too weak for Europe. Now it is Number One again, but what a difference 70 years of democratic development and European integration have made. Merkel's German is no "Fourth Reich," and the political class knows it. If she isn't "triangulating" like Bill Clinton, Merkel "leads from behind" like Obama. After two murderous grabs for hegemony, Germany is an accidental great power - so strong because France, Britain, Italy and the rest are so weak.

**Please RSVP by May 23rd at 5pm. Light lunch will be served. Event is open to the public**

About the speaker:
Josef Joffe is a publisher-editor of the German weekly, Die Zeit, distinguished fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a visiting professor of political science at Stanford. Read more about Josef Joffe.