October 25, 2013
Imperial Life in the Merkel Republic
Tyson Barker, The National Interest
The Associated Press
Despite global consensus pushing against it, Merkel’s Germany trudges forward or, rather, remains in place—self-satisfied, reflective, inward-looking. Merkel’s potent political resonance with the population is based on her inherent caution. With some of the lowest birthrates in Europe, Germany’s aging demography might lend itself to even greater exercise of political restraint. After all, the generational center of gravity in Germany is inching upward.
TAGGED: Angela Merkel, Europe, Germany