• Mark Fischer

    Excellent article Steve. I think your Mercury metaphor describes many of the paradigms of German policy well. Of course, as you correctly state, Germany won’t be able to solely follow a commercial course in the strategic environment it finds itself in these days. Let’s hope the German government espouses some of the other roles ascribed to Mercury such as (good) communication and messaging. It goes without saying that the aspect of the trickster God would be disastrous if it surfaced 🙂
    Mark Fischer