Monday 5 December 2016

Fanning shows great insight

Published 04/09/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- Aengus Fanning's article ('Why Merkel needs to remember the war', Sunday Independent, August 28, 2011) should be well noted for the unerring trajectory of his penetrating analysis into the national psyche of present- day Germany.

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Such an examination of how the movers and shakers of the German economy, and those within the German body politic, are responding to the failure of the unifying principle of a single currency, the euro -- for the most part a German creation -- is vital.

Will the Germans learn a little humility? There was something very wrong with the concept of the euro from the outset; the Germans knew this, and still went ahead.

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