: Jan Vermeiren
Cambridge University Press
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21Bismarckwas Germany; he embodied faith in God, a sense of duty, patriotism,
and defiant manliness; he stood for the superiority and immortality of German
culture, for statism and power politics: 'We are not just the nation of poets and
thinkers; we are also the nation of work and deeds. Give us space in the East and
West!'; this was Bismarck's
, according to a Pan-German journalist.
22 Even the liberal historian Veit Valentin idolized Bismarck
as 'the great German
of his ...