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New Left Review I/197, January-February 1993

Jürgen Habermas

The Second Life Fiction of the Federal Republic: We Have Become ‘Normal’ Again

Since the fiftieth anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938 a commemorative event has been held every 9th of November in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. [*] This article first appeared in Die Zeit, 11 December 1992. This year Ignatz Bubis reported on some of his experiences during a visit to Rostock, and this provided the theme for the main speaker of the evening, the Tübingen philosopher Manfred Frank.

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Jurgen Habermas, ‘The Second Life-Fiction of the Federal Republic: We Have Become 'Normal' Again’, NLR I/197: £3

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