Monday, January 22, 2018

The Morgenthau Monument

In my dream, I was visiting Germany and amazed by a monument to Henry Morgenthau facing me at the train station. The place was full of horse-driven carriages, young people carrying things and everybody moving forcefully. Having arrived from diversified, childless, smoggy London, I discovered the old, forgotten, 19th Century Europe. My host told me that Morgenthau is a hero in Germany, they are happy to have adopted the Morgenthau Plan after WWII and succeeded in reforming as a low tech agricultural economy, traditionalist and with no heavy, polluting industry. Like the Amish, the German population had been growing and they did not need immigration. Neighboring France, suffering from insoluble social problems, had started to adopt the Morgenthau Plan to large parts of its countryside.