A growing sense of being hemmed in. Germany’s unity is being talked into existence, as if under compulsion; all that is missing is the head-over-heels implementation. It is gradually becoming dangerous to speak out against this most recent insanity. If I keep saying No, it is not out of defiance; rather—aside from and in spite of all the arguments in favor—I have a powerful premonition of disaster.
- Günter Grass, From Germany To Germany