Your historical and philosophic perspective is excellently presented. I wish that I could write so well in English.I, however,would dig deeper back into the Italian Renaissance and the French enlightenment when cataloging the march to rationality it is more an European phenomenon rather than solely German. Anyway the German of today is Nordic, Celtic. Slavic and some Latin along the Rhine and southern marches and. Add to that Turkish and a sprinkle of third world exoticism nowadays.. You folks are beginning to resemble Americans
I do admire the Germans for what they are doing for ecology, science and even philosophy. I am glad they are fellow Europeans.