And the Günter Grass debate’s all around, all around

The concept of the public intellectual is, for all intents and purposes, pretty much dead in America, but it’s still got a few last breaths here in Germany. Likewise, authors and critics and such are able to create a much bigger stir here than they could manage in America without resorting to mass murder.

And so while a novelist’s publication of a poem critical of Israel’s nuclear program might not get much notice stateside, here in Germany even graffiti artists feel compelled to weigh in on it.

From the Friedrichstraße S-Bahn station last night:

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