Günter Grass, dead at 87

Günter Grass: Facebook is shit – YouTube via @missusvee.

There’s a good obituary in the Guardian:

“his political awakening came later, when, after the war, he worked in potash mines and as a stonemason’s apprentice, rubbing shoulders with ex-Nazis and ex-communists. He decided scepticism and moderation were better than ideological extremes, a position he maintained throughout his life.”