by Walter Russell Mead
Western political systems are under strain despite good economic times.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by George Packer
When Kissinger said it was a mistake for Germany to admit a million refugees Dr. Ruth told her own refugee story.
Speaking on the official government podcast, Angela Merkel stressed the importance of highlighting intolerance because of a recent rise in anti-Jewish and other hate crimes.
by Louis A. Ferleger and Jonathan R. Zatlin
Some of our trading partners aren’t playing fair. Case in point: Germany.
SOURCE: The Guardian
The book is by Jürgen Osterhammel, a professor at Konstanz University, who argues that the 19th century should be recast as the century marked by globalization, not nationalism.
SOURCE: Foreign Affairs
Marci Shore is associate professor of history at Yale University. She is the author, most recently, of A Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe.“In West Germany people know barely anything about thirty-five years of my life,” Angela Merkel, today the powerful prime minister of a unified Germany, said in a 2004 interview. This quote now serves as the epigraph for a new book by two German journalists, Günther Lachmann and Ralf Georg Reuth, about the East German origins of the German chancellor. The authors of Das erste Leben der Angela M. (“The First Life of Angela M.”) wish to impress upon their readers that Angela Merkel, who lived those first thirty-five years of her life in the communist German Democratic Republic, was more deeply a part of that society than had previously been appreciated.
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