German Of The Day: Selbstzufriedenheit — Observing Hermann

That means complacency or smugness. A long and highly valued German state of mind. I still recall the sardonic, patronizing response I received in the German Chancellery around 2010, when I tried to warn my interlocutors about the danger of Russian hybrid warfare tactics—the cocktail of disinformation, economic coercion, subversion, espionage, and threats of force […]

German Of The Day: Selbstzufriedenheit — Observing Hermann

Courtesy of Observing Hermann, this is the main theme for German politics for 2022 and is expected to stretch over into 2023. To be continued…….