Originally published in the UK in 1956, this book presents the essence of the political philosophy of one of Europe’s best-known post-war statesmen, as well as his experience in government as head of Germany in one of its most critical periods of history. The role of Germany in a (then) new Europe is discussed, along with its rearmament, its greatly restored economic power and its relation to NATO. Germany’s Chancellor gives his views on the world struggle, the cold war, Germany and America, Germany and Israel and the difficulties and responsibilities of the alliance of free nations.
Table of Contents
1930-1955. 1. Our Epoch of World Perspectives 2. End of Nationalism 3. Christian Civilization at Stake 4. Cold War, Not ‘Indivisible Peace’ 5. German Democracy in the Void 6. Worldwide Aggression by Totalitarian Communism 7. Europe – Past, Present, Future 8. The United States and European Union 9. Great Britain’s ‘Revolutionary’ Decision for European Union 10. Soviet Russia’s Security Unmenaced 11. Germany’s Reunification 12. German Sovereignty 13. The West’s Eastern Bulwark 14. ‘Turn in World History’ 15. NATO.
Konrad Adenauer was Chancellor of Germany from 1949 to 1963.
(‘this book)…is of great value for anyone interested in obtaining a portrait of the political thought of ‘the best German statesman since Bismarck’’ Charles D. Hounshell, Emory University, USA.