The German Question and the Future of Europe

Behind some Euroskepticism is the ghost of the abiding German question. But contrary to what many seem to believe, there never was a "golden age" of German Europeanism. On the contrary, the country has always respected the idea of parity among states while at the same intransigently defending its own interests. What it can’t stand is a Europe that makes it pay for the economic shortcomings of its neighbors.