No, they don't have anything to do with each other, as far as I am aware (unless I'm missing coded messages). And they have nothing to do with Slovenia, but I'll be getting back to that subject soon, I promise.
Now to Max Goldt. First, thanks so much for the quick and thorough response to my question about Max Goldt. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. German Joys readers are the smartest, best-looking web surfers in the world. Looks like the essay doesn't appear in the book of his that I have now, but I can imagine worse things than buying another book by Max Goldt. I wonder, I really do, whether there would be a market for a translation of his odd meanderings into English... Here's a recent creation from Katz und Goldt(German) the touching story of a fat young man who enjoys displaying his family jewels in front of zoo animals, and has the total support of his family, even his superconservative grandmother.
And now for something completely different. For some unknown reason, on what appears to be an architect's unfinished promotional website, there is a reprint of an essay on German politics from 1996. It appears here under the heading "Germany's New Right." Although the formatting is confusing, this seems to be an essay written for Foreign Affairs by Jacob Heilbrunn of the New Republic. Heilbrunn is Deeply Concerned. Near the beginning, he intones "A profound move to the right has been taking place among Germany's best-known novelists, such as Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Martin Walser." [I wouldn't have described Enzensberger as a novelist]. Heilbrunn continues:
Underlying new right positions is a deep hatred of the westernization of Germany under the influence of the United States over the last five decades. The advent of an American-style multicultural society is perceived to pose a great threat to Germanness. Hatred of the United States is what binds the right nationalists and defectors from the left who make up the movement. But above all, whether the topic is World War II or current immigration, the new right seeks to rehabilitate German nationalism by seizing on communist and leftist excesses to elide Germany's own misdeeds.
The piece continues in this vein, discussing Rainer Zitelmann, Frank Schirrmacher, Junge Freiheit, and various other figures of greater or lesser legitimacy. Read it if you'd like to get a snapshot of how Germany was perceived in the mid-1990s. For purposes of context, let me point out that The New Republic, whose website you can visit here, is a centrist-liberal American journal of political opinion which distinguishes itself by its strong support for Israel. Notice how diplomatically I put that.