About German’s resurgence.

Proficiency lets more foreigners understand how Germans think. It may convey, for example, the moralistic approach Germans have towards debt (Schulden), which is etymologically close to guilt (Schuld)

Possibly explains the debt crisis.

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21663257-once-language-schiller-and-goethe-then-hitler-german-hip-again-sprechen-sie-power

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