Europe, by circuitous routes

Napoleonstein, Dresden

Can an insight be gleaned, when I bring together my pseudo-love-poem, that distracted me from research questionnaires, with the silence of the French during German occupation and with the once again uncertain future of the European idea?

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Nikolay Nekrasov: The Railway

Vanya (in a coachman’s overcoat): Papasha! Who has built this railway? Papasha (in an overcoat with a red lining): Count Pyotr Andreyevitch Kleinmichel, my dear!

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