"Adenauer tops Germans poll (Hitler barred)". What an interesting headline from today's Independent. Turns out Germans think Konrad Adenauer was the greatest German of all time. It's just a publicity stunt from some television company, but everybody seems to have taken it very seriously. And got it completely wrong. There are only four people in modern history who have literally changed the way we view the world: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. From that perspective, Marx was the greatest German.