In true transatlantic spirit, GM's Corner and the Atlantic Review present to you a Blog Carnival on US-German relations. You are cordially invited to participate with anything you have written on US-German issues in the past. You could also write something new. As George wrote in GM's Corner:
Our goal is to foster dialog between Americans and Germans, between Liberals and Conservatives, between hardliners on both sides of the big water and between peacemakers on both sides. Our initial Carnival will be on December 11, 2005. That day was one of the darkest in our joint histories, the day in 1941 when Germany declared war on the United States.
Our relationship has changed fundamentally since the Second World War. Bitter enemies became trustworthy allies and true friends. Our partnership always had its up and downs in the last six decades. In recent years, however, the United States and Germany have become quite estranged from each other, it seems. Many Americans and Germans are concerned about the future of our relationship. This carnival is your chance to share your opinion, your concern, your anger, and your hopes about transatlantic issues with a large audience.
As Alumni of the US-German Fulbright exchange program we appreciate the open, honest, tough and fair exchange of ideas across the Atlantic. Senator Fulbright once said:
The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy – the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something that we have failed to see, or may see it more
Therefore we would like to know what you think and how you view the transatlantic relationship. Please use our carnival submission form. An alternative is to send the link to your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have a blog, we could publish your text in the comments on December 11, 2005. You could also submit a great mainstream media article, preferably with your comments.
: Submissions in German are appreciated as well! Please, add a short summary in English (1-3 sentences). We will link to online translation tools. Please, invite others to join the German-American Blog Carnival.
Special thanks to Olaf from Extrablog for creating the logo.