Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Some Germans and the Rest of the World


Dorothy King, in a discussion on German attitudes to other nations ('German Propaganda Continues ...', Monday, April 29, 2013), on the recent article [Archaeology strains German-Turkish relations | Europe | DW.DE | 27.04.2013] suggests:
I think that the 'best' possible interpretation of all this 'Germany Know Best' anti-Turkish propaganda is that the Germans are bloody arrogant. Since this German superiority is often directed at people who are not as Aryan as they are, the term racist springs to mind. I don't think this represents the views of all Germans  [...]  according yet again to Hermann Parzinger, who keeps making these claims (see here) when the Turkish Ministry of Culture refuse to behave like good little children and do what he says. [...]  I have no problem with Turkey's new approach to cultural property (here), because it is an autonomous country (and not part of GroƟdeutschland).

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