Dueling Decisions: George W. Bush versus Gerhard Schröder

Posted by John Rosenthal

Here is an excerpt from my dual review of the memoirs of George W. Bush and Gerhard Schröder in the World Affairs Journal. Oddly enough, the two books have nearly identical titles: “Decision Points” and “Decisions” [Entscheidungen]. …Bush’s closeness to his father, George H. W. Bush, is legendary. In Decision Points, he describes the elder [...]

More German-Iranian “Dialogue”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder used the occasion of his four day visit in Tehran last week to criticize Iranian Holocaust denial. “The Holocaust is a historical fact,” Schröder is reported to have said, “and it makes no sense to deny this unparalleled crime.” This was perhaps intended as friendly advice, since Schröder evidently does [...]

Schröder on Steinmeier: My Closest Collaborator

Posted by John Rosenthal

Newly designated SPD candidate for the German chancellorship, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s chief of staff during most of the latter’s time in office, as well as the coordinator of the German intelligence services. He is widely reputed to have been the éminence grise responsible for some of the Schröder government’s most famous [...]