Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them. D Day Through German Eyes By Holger Eckhertz George Friedman: D-Day has become a defining moment in American, British and Canadian history, with the Germans playing a shadowy and unreal role, sweeping the beaches with machine-gun fire and being obliterated by naval bombardment. It is an obvious point that they were humans like us, many in their 30s and 40s, and many longing to simply go home. Nevertheless, they fought courageously and skillfully against overwhelming odds. At the same moment the troops on Omaha Beach were being decimated, the Germans atop the cliff were fighting paratroopers to their rear and an amphibious assault in front, with little hope of surviving. Yet they fought on. Reading the stories in this book, I am struck by a paradox and moral dilemma. These troops were fighting for something utterly evil. Yet their stories seem far removed from evil. I am taken by their courage and similarity to their enemy in hopes, fear and determination. This raises a question: Do […]

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