Ralf Dahrendorf's book Society and Democracy in Germany is a landmark in the study of German politics. 1 His insights into the society, psyche, and politics of Germany display a conceptual range and depth of knowledge that is exceptional. Yet, the Germany that Dahrendorf described has changed tremendously in the generation since he wrote his classic study. Indeed, Dahrendorf's own views have developed to consider the emergence of new cultural forces, what the Germans call the "Second Culture" (Zweite Kultur). 2 Dahrendorf now talks about the social and political changes transforming the Federal Republic, the impact of the Greens on the West German political system, and the youth protest in the environmental and peace movements.