|About the Book|
As the Berlin Wall crumbled & the two Germanys became one, a lone voice spoke out against reunification -- the voice of the renowned German writer Gunter Grass. For the past 30 years, he has argued against a united Germany, warning that a single Germany would be a colossus loaded with complexes & that we (Germans) have every reason to fear ourselves as a unit. In these essays on the factors destined to reshape Europe in the 1990s & beyond, Grass conveys a deep sense of history, reminding his countrymen of their responsibility to remember the past. It is ultimately the shame of Auschwitz that explains Grass s fear of Germany reunified.