The present volume makes an important contribution to the analysis of the political scene in Germany in the years since the end of the Cold War, pointing out dangers to democracy primarily from the Right but also from the Left. It is a contribution to scholarship that these important articles which appeared in a variety of journals are now accessible to a broader public.
Georg G. Iggers
Jan Herman Brinks, a specialist in the contemporary history of Germany and the Netherlands, has been a researcher at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University, at Bath University and at Birkbeck College in London. After working at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex he is currently an investigative journalist and a researcher.