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Germany news and analysis from The Nation
January 3, 2022
The Uncanny Resemblance of the Beer Hall Putsch and the January 6 Insurrection
If 1920s Germany could punish Hitler for leading a coup attempt, why can’t America go after Trump?
David E. Gumpert
December 7, 2021
The Global Far Right Is Alive and Kicking
And it hasn’t had this kind of opportunity for global expansion since fascism’s heyday in the 1930s.
December 6, 2021
Omas Gegen Rechts—Grannies Against the Right!
German feminists prove that “Gray power!” can be more than just a slogan—and that activists come in all ages.
October 1, 2021
By a Huge Margin, Berlin Votes to Expropriate Corporate Landlords
Though the referendum may not be legally binding, it has now made the lack of affordable housing politically impossible to ignore.
September 23, 2021
Berlin Votes on Whether to Expropriate Corporate Landlords
Instead of just complaining about the city’s rampant gentrification, the Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen campaign offers Berliners a chance to do something to increase the supply of affordable housing overnight.
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September 14, 2021
Germany’s Secret Success: Turning Immigration Into a Nonissue
Despite predictions of electoral disaster, Angela Merkel’s decision to admit 1.7 million asylum seekers has become politically popular.
February 21, 2020
Germany Struggles to Respond to Racist Mass Murder
Is it any wonder, when radical right ideas are no longer confined to the margins, but have become normalized?
October 25, 2019
Germany’s Big Green Mood Lacks Radicalism
The ascendant Green Party’s moderate approach might placate some voters, but it won’t save a burning planet.
October 14, 2019
The Halle Synagogue Attack Is an Ominous Sign of the German Far Right’s Growing Prominence
Halle, a bustling university town an hour’s train ride from Berlin, has become a kind of hub for the country’s New Right.
October 9, 2019
Bond-Rating Agencies Have the Power to Destroy Radical Dreams
Moody’s threatens Berlin over a progressive housing proposal.