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with Germany’s military triumph. No, a new, more ambitious and harder task awaited the Second Reich, which had become the hegemonic power in continental Europe: The German will be able to appear worthy of honour and as a bringer of salvation in the eyes of other nations if he can show that he is

in Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel

, especially at such crucial moments as that in which Prussia and Germany confronted the militarily hegemonic power of continental Europe, the country of ‘civilisation’ and modern subversion. The Dionysiac also responded to this need. It was the moment of choral unity, or of ‘superior community’, as we have

in Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel