After seven decades of peace, freedom and increasing prosperity, Germany is the most successful country in the world in geopolitical terms. It has been actively involved in global security issues while steering clear of any hint of superpower politics. In the wake of its moral suicide in World War Two, Germany has consistently taken a subordinate role and done its utmost to stay onside with the allies. But many of the pillars on which the country’s post-war success story is based—the EU, NATO, the USA and France—are in danger of collapse, forcing the Federal Republic to assume a more active role in the political as well as the military sphere. This calls for the devising of a strategy as yet not extant, a strategy which must ensure the avoidance of reawakening fears – in the German people and the world at large. To this end, the principle of servant leadership adopted by economists could serve as a model. The authors comprehensively explore this principle in relation to domestic, foreign and economic policy, as well as in terms of global geopolitics.
· What are Germany’s responsibilities, both in the world and for the world?
· Urgent questions are considered and discussed in a composed and unruffled manner, without shying away from breaking taboos.