Tag Archives: Germany

Part IV: Citizenship  in a Totalitarian State: Nazi Germany

This is the fourth essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious beginning in the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent … Continue reading

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Unified Germany at 25: More Normal, More Independent

(This essay, abridged, was originally published as “Germany’s Unification a Huge Success,” in the Providence Journal on October 3, 2015. For more analysis, please see my book:  From Confrontation to Cooperation: The Takeover of the East German Army by the Bundeswehr.) … Continue reading

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The Great (Berlin) Wall of China

(This essay was originally published as “1989: A year of protests,” in the Newport Daily News on November 8, 2014.)  Twenty-five years ago on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, leading not only to the unification of East and … Continue reading

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United Germany at 20

By Fred Zilian (Published in the Newport Daily News, October 10, 2010, as “Unified Germany at 20 Has Much to Celebrate”) This October Germany is not only celebrating the 200th anniversary of its world famous Oktoberfest, but more significantly on … Continue reading

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