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Germany news and analysis from The Nation
February 17, 2023
Berlin’s Recent Botched Election Breeds Public Distrust
So does the Social Democrats’ failure to address the housing crisis.
July 18, 2022
The Fight Over Berlin’s Comfort Woman Statue
Why the bronze figure of a girl in Germany is infuriating the Japanese government.
July 1, 2022
After the G7 Summit, Germany’s Climate Envoy Says Rich Countries Are Still Falling Short
Jennifer Morgan is candid: G7 countries need to do more to halt the climate emergency and address the spike in world hunger.
February 9, 2022
Don’t Sabotage the Climate Movement by Turning to Violence
The climate movement is panicking. It shouldn’t.
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
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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.
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.