“The Abbey in the Oakwood” (Abtei im Eichwald) by Caspar David Friedrich (1810)
Modern German Romanticism
A Ruinous Obsession

How a nation that loved ruins was itself reduced to rubble—and in its own ashes discovered new, impossible ideals.

Published on: March 29, 2020
Asle Toje is a Norwegian foreign policy scholar and commentator
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