Angela Merkel failed, and history won’t judge her kindly for it

Merkel had a last chance to leave behind a coherent union — she has failed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Angela Merkel has had a profound influence on German politics and could get away with radical changes because she tightly controlled her own party However, Merkel’s inability … Read More

Orban’s manifesto for a new illiberal Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 11 September 2018. [EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER] Helmut Kohl was a major historic figure, the Chancellor who united Germany and set the foundations of the … Read More