24 December 2010

Will Germany be a Divided Nation Again?

.... We argue that integration is not about Germany having to go through great pains to make immigrants feel at ease here with their traditions.

Integration should instead take place on the grounds of the opportunities granted by a treasure that Germans share with the immigrants: our constitution, our democracy, the gift of freedom. By insisting on this, we have turned the debate round.

It was high time. We missed so many chances. We have already lost at least three generations since 1961, the moment when Germany began to invite Turkish Gastarbeiter [guest workers]. [Standpoint] Read more