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Friday, June 02, 2017


by George Salamon


“'The Germans are bad, really bad,' Donald Trump tells EU officials.”
          —The Telegraph, May 26, 2017
"What Germany can teach the US about democracy.”
          —Financial Times, February 8, 2017

Say it ain't so
About our old foe:
While in the home of the brave
We've gone from sweet liberty
To Donald T***p's entropy
In his limitless calamity.
But the Germans, baby,
Have come a long way
From the Kaiser's aristocracy
Via Hitler's atrocity
To celebrate democracy.

Ain't history grand?

For two decades George Salamon taught German language and literature at several East Coast colleges. This German lesson was not on the syllabus of his courses.