President Donald Trump is flanked by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy, May 26, 2017. Trump keeps criticizing Germany’s trade surplus with the United States. Germans respond by saying their products are just better and people want to buy them.
President Donald Trump is flanked by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy, May 26, 2017. Trump keeps criticizing Germany’s trade surplus with the United States. Germans respond by saying their products are just better and people want to buy them. Luca Bruno AP file
President Donald Trump is flanked by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy, May 26, 2017. Trump keeps criticizing Germany’s trade surplus with the United States. Germans respond by saying their products are just better and people want to buy them. Luca Bruno AP file

Why does Germany increasingly resent America?

June 01, 2017 12:01 AM

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.