Adrian Daub

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The Forever Chancellor

The Forever Chancellor

Helmut Kohl excelled in a revisionism so miniaturized that to take offense would have seemed absurd.

West Germany in the 1980s was a country of unattractive affluence, headed by a distant, uncharismatic figure who wasn’t even particularly adept as a technocrat. During the Helmut Kohl era history was everywhere—or rather, everywhere else.

The Forever Chancellor

The Forever Chancellor

Helmut Kohl excelled in a revisionism so miniaturized that to take offense would have seemed absurd.

West Germany in the 1980s was a country of unattractive affluence, headed by a distant, uncharismatic figure who wasn’t even particularly adept as a technocrat. During the Helmut Kohl era history was everywhere—or rather, everywhere else.