Reading the introduction and conclusion in sequence proved very helpful.
This acknowledgement of how much Germans have contributed to science, literature, technology, music and art, by a non-German is overdue and important.
The book is fascinating reading if you are interested in the history of ideas.
Illuminating the inside character of a nation that is supposed to not exist. I was always worried about the way in which the young German nation, stitched together by Bismarck, had... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thilo Ullmann-Zahn
According to this author, everything good, beautiful and progressive came from Germany. He stretches hard to find illustrious Germans in every discipline. Read morePublished 4 months ago by janice baszler
Of the calibre of Paul Johnson in making vast erudition readable and laying out the extraordinary stream of ideas that have come from Germany in the last two hundred years in a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Elliott
This book is about culture, where it comes from, what it is, and how it evolves. The author takes pains to avoid discussing the sorts of historical, military, and political events... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Van Hilst
Am so grateful that you make Peter Watson easily available.Published 5 months ago by John Daniel Austin
The book is like a kind of encyclopaedia. But I find it difficult to follow the author's idea and understand what is he after.Published 6 months ago by Elena
Mr. Watson is an expert at writing the very big book filled with countless names and events big and small that covers some section of intellectual history. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Timothy Haugh