Monday, June 2, 2014

German Politics

A superb rundown of the political situation of Germany by Wolfgang Streeck can be found here. Germany is in a sense the inverted mirror image of France. In Germany the center-left and center-right have joined in a cozy alliance to maintain the status quo, with the left accepting its place as a quasi-permanent junior partner in a Grand Coalition. In France, the center-left and center-right have both sunk into near collapse because the status quo cannot be maintained.

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