Germany has risen from the rubble of the 20th century to renew the culture of Bach, Kant, Beethoven and Goethe. How did it happen? Why? And what next?
On the one hand, I think of myself as living within the culture of Shakespeare and many others, in the sense that the culture was formed by them, so I would excuse his sentence. On the other hand, his 20th and 21st century exemplars are only so impressive.