The secret of Merkel’s success
The German chancellor owes her ascendancy to the bland, apolitical environment in which her ‘talents’ have flourished.
|Thursday 7 February 2013|
or muzzling men?
A new EU gender quota system for big business is less about raising up women than assaulting ambition.
|Friday 8 June 2012|
Nobody’s writing off the Germans this time
For all the doom and gloom engulfing German football, the team itself has the look of champions.
|Tuesday 15 May 2012|
Pirate Party: giving politics a jolly roger
The cyber-rights obsessives are not a ‘fresh wind’ - they just show how much politics is screwed.
|Tuesday 18 October 2011|
How Germany’s Pirates might sink the mainstream
The recent electoral success for the Pirate Party highlights the inability of the major parties to inspire voters.
|Monday 1 August 2011|
‘Did I cause the Norway massacre? That’s just silly’
Thilo Sarrazin, controversial author of Germany Abolishes Itself, tells spiked that those blaming him for Norway are ‘insane’.
|Thursday 30 June 2011|
The trouble with the Women’s World Cup
The sanitisation of football in the name of feminine values is bad news for women's football. And for society.
|Thursday 2 June 2011|
Nuclear vs climate change: the clash of the alarmists
Germany’s hysterical decision to shut down all its nuclear power plants exposes the dangers of competitive fearmongering.
|Thursday 24 March 2011|
The globalisation of German angst
Never mind the people in Japan — for fearful Germans, every natural disaster is now ‘all about us’.
|Monday 13 December 2010|
Accidents are a fact of a life lived well
The cheap, politician-led exploitation of an accident on a German TV show is a threat to our freedom to take risks.
|Monday 25 October 2010|
The intolerant legacy of multiculturalism
Germany’s angry debate about immigration has its roots in the multiculturalist emphasis on difference.
|Monday 13 September 2010|
Thilo Sarrazin: the dark side of multiculturalism
Sarrazin’s claim that people are imprisoned by their ethnicity is not that different from PC notions of ‘diversity’.
|Tuesday 27 July 2010|
Don’t cancel Love
Parade – make it better
The deaths of 20 revellers is a terrible tragedy, but we shouldn’t respond to such events by putting life on hold.
|Wednesday 2 June 2010|
Germany and the politics of resignation
It’s a worrying sign of the times that more and more of our leaders respond to controversy by throwing in the towel.
|Monday 24 May 2010|
Why Mrs Europe is bashing the bankers
Angela Merkel’s unilateral decision to ban ‘short selling’ shows how deluded and divided the political class is.
|Thursday 12 November 2009|
Germany: still divided after all these years
The fall of the Berlin Wall, far from heralding a unified future, ushered in a new period of discord between west and east.
|Wednesday 7 October 2009|
No end in sight for Bundestagnation
Angela Merkel’s victory puts an end to the inertia of the Grand Coalition, but German politics still lacks dynamism.
|Thursday 17 September 2009|
Why Thatcher defended the Berlin Wall
Secret Kremlin minutes from 1989 reveal that anti-communist Western leaders were privately terrified about the demise of the Soviet bloc.
|Thursday 13 November 2008|
The Baader Meinhof Complex: hippy terror
A new film captures the tragi-farcical fate of the radicals who rejected capitalism and the working class.
|Wednesday 4 July 2007|
Achtung: if you’re fat, you’re anti-social
The German government’s new anti-obesity campaign seems designed to turn people’s weight into a measure of their moral integrity.