I took into account also the very different character which a person brought up from infancy in France or Germany
exhibits, from that which, with the same mind originally, this individual would have possessed had he lived always among the Chinese or with savages, and the circumstance that in dress itself the fashion which pleased us ten years ago, and which may again, perhaps, be received into favor before ten years have gone, appears to us at this moment extravagant and ridiculous.
The history of Germany
is a history of wars between the emperor and the princes and states; of wars among the princes and states themselves; of the licentiousness of the strong, and the oppression of the weak; of foreign intrusions, and foreign intrigues; of requisitions of men and money disregarded, or partially complied with; of attempts to enforce them, altogether abortive, or attended with slaughter and desolation, involving the innocent with the guilty; of general inbecility, confusion, and misery.
German philosophers, would-be philosophers, and beaux esprits, eagerly seized on this literature, only forgetting, that when these writings immigrated from France into Germany
, French social conditions had not immigrated along with them.
Newman, on leaving Venice, went through the Tyrol to Vienna, and then returned westward, through Southern Germany
I shall get far more out of a year in Germany
than by staying on at that hole.
He had, in fact, crossed the designs of no less a power than the German Empire, he had blundered into the hot focus of Welt-Politik, he was drifting helplessly towards the great Imperial secret, the immense aeronautic park that had been established at a headlong pace in Franconia to develop silently, swiftly, and on an immense scale the great discoveries of Hunstedt and Stossel, and so to give Germany
before all other nations a fleet of airships, the air power and the Empire of the world.
Let him be the first to feel the iron hand of Germany
I have been to Germany
, and I can assure you of my own knowledge that Germany
possesses the mightiest fighting machine ever known in the world's history.
We who have been to the Front, especially those who have any source of information in Germany
, know differently.
Well, I want to send him to Germany
and give that crack a flutter, that's all.
Because of its strenuous efforts to dispose of the surplus in the world market, the Plutocracy clashed with Germany
The war between France and Germany
, he remarked, was still going on: the newspaper had offered to employ him again in the capacity of correspondent.
This relates to a book published some years ago in Germany
, and said to be by Herschel, which contained a description of the moon and its inhabitants, written with such a semblance of truth that many were deceived by the imposture.
Their father had belonged to a type that was more prominent in Germany
fifty years ago than now.
I have had some opportunities of studying the conditions under which Nietzsche is read in Germany
, France, and England, and I have found that, in each of these countries, students of his philosophy, as if actuated by precisely similar motives and desires, and misled by the same mistaken tactics on the part of most publishers, all proceed in the same happy-go- lucky style when "taking him up.