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Joschka’s journey

Joschka Fischer, Germany's '68er foreign minister, is surprisingly sympathetic to neoconservative ideas for transforming the middle east

By prospect   September 2005

Die Rückkehr der Geschichte (The Return of History) by Joschka Fischer (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, €19.90)

This ambitious book was to have been part of Joschka Fischer’s application for a senior job on the international stage. It is widely known that Fischer was interested in becoming European foreign minister and only reluctantly agreed to contest one last election with Gerhard Schröder. Things have not gone according to plan. At the time of writing, it is anybody’s guess whether there will be a European foreign minister at all before Fischer’s retirement, and he may lose his current job, German foreign minister, in…

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