3 September 2018

Chemnitz and the politics of fear

Both the far right and its critics are guilty of political hyperbole.

Why Ozil’s resignation has rocked Germany

This race row has revealed a tense relationship with Turkey.

Merkel’s rule can’t end soon enough

The latest migration row sums up her aloof, undemocratic style.

Censoring survivors of the Stasi

It is a disturbing irony that Germany now silences victims of GDR terror.

A dead party walking

Germany’s Social Democrats have a new leader, but no new ideas.

26 April 2018

Germany and the perils of online censorship

When social-media giants become the corporate wing of state censorship.

Germany’s coalition of fear

The new government is built on fear of populism and the public.

7 March 2018

The harsh truth of Germany’s ‘jobs miracle’

Ever-rising employment levels conceal a stagnant economic reality.

20 February 2018

The search for the German Weinstein

The #MeToo campaign has generated an insatiable demand for folk devils.

12 January 2018

Don’t mourn the demise of Germany’s SPD

The real problem is that there’s nothing progressive to take its place.