Saturday, August 09, 2014
Warning from Germany - We Are "Mentally Mobilizing" for War
Every war is accompanied by a kind of mental mobilization: war fever.
An editorial in a leading German financial paper, Handelsblatt, warns of the dangerous spread of war fever through the West.
Even smart people are not immune to controlled bouts of this fever. “This war in all its atrociousness is still a great and wonderful thing. It is an experience worth having“ rejoiced Max Weber in 1914 when the lights went out in Europe. Thomas Mann felt a “cleansing, liberation, and a tremendous amount of hope“.