Bonhoeffer was a martyr to Nazi Germany. He was safe in America in 1939 and returned to Germany fully aware that it could lead to his death. It did. This book is set in the context of Nazi tyranny. Although we are still a long way from those extremes it is strange how what he has to say echoes what is happening in our government today. In the context of hope and change I offer this quote from Nazi Germany:
“What matters in the long run is whether our rulers hope to gain more from the folly of men, or from their independence of judgement and their shrewdness of mind.”Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Letters and Papers from Prison. New York: The Macmillan Company,1953, p. 24.
Does it apply? You be the judge.