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Johannes von Moltke

Johannes von Moltke teaches as Professor of Film, Television and Media and German Studies at the University of Michigan, where he conducts research on film history, critical theory and new media. He is currently president of the German Studies Association.

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Memes circulating on the net articulate simple comparisons with political intent, for example as an analogy between the USA today and "Weimar" back then, or between German and American coming to terms with the past. But as catchy as such analogies are, they also hide a lot of contexts.