December 2, 2013

Goodbye to Angela I, Empress of Europe

Josef Joffe, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

If the U.S. is currently ruled by stalemate -- with polarized parties crippling its Founders' checks and balances -- Germany has too much uniformity and too little contest, which is the lifeblood of democracy.

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TAGGED: Germany, Angela Merkel, Eurozone, Europe


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