We are delighted to present a somewhat unorthodox line up in this

issue of German Politics and Society.

In our lead article, “A Nation in White: Germany’s Hygienic Consensus

and the Ambiguities of Modernist Architecture,” William

Rollins offers a fascinating analysis of modernist architecture in the

Weimar Republic through the lens of the bourgeois hygienic reform

movement. In particular, the article features an innovative discussion

of the centrality of the color white to this esthetic debate.