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Germany’s declining middle class

Germany’s declining middle class

by Thomas Klikauer & Catherine Link Even though Marx’s well-acknowledged truth that capitalism creates two classes is over 160 years old, class remains a much debated issue. Marx’s idea is relatively straightforward. In capitalism, there are two classes: firstly, there are workers or proletariat. Workers need to sell their ability to work as workers don’t own any means of production, or the ability to[Read More…]

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Annalena Baerbock

Change Is Coming to Berlin: What Col. Douglas Macgregor Thinks About Germany’s New Foreign Policy

Incoming German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tapped Green Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock as foreign minister. Baerbock, a 40-year-old diplomatic novice, has consistently espoused liberal interventionist views that one left-wing American news site has described as a combination of “aloof complacency, ignorance and aggressiveness.” To help understand the implications of this appointment, I interviewed Douglas Macgregor, a retired U.S. Army colonel[Read More…]

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German Finance Minister, Vice-Chancellor and Social Democratic SPD Party’s candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz holds up a bouquet of flowers at the party’s headquarters in Berlin. September 27, 2021

Rise of centre-left in Germany

The big take-away of Germany’s first election of the post-Merkel era is that none of the parties has ‘won’ and each of the parties has reason to look miserable and feel disappointed with their performance. A new political landscape is struggling to be born.  For the ruling Christian Democrats [CDU], this has been their worst ever performance in post-war history, faring significantly[Read More…]

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Who Wins Germany’s Election?

Who Wins Germany’s Election?

by Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young It has often been said that predictions are hard to make – particularly when they concern the future. We have seen it many times in recent years and this may just as well apply to the upcoming federal election in Germany scheduled for 26th September 2021. Unlike the USA’s first past the post system[Read More…]

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The complexity of German – Serbian historic relations

The complexity of German – Serbian historic relations

Today, Germany is a major investor in Serbia and has a significant impact on strengthening the Serbian economy. Suffice it to say that 75,000 workers work in German companies in Serbia. The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has repeatedly stated in public that in a few years the number of Serbian workers in German companies in Serbia will exceed 100,000.[Read More…]

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Nazis March Into Germany’s Parliament

Nazis March Into Germany’s Parliament

On 24th September  2017, elections to Germany’s parliament resulted in the fact that for the first time since 1949, a neo-Nazi party was elected with 12.6%, just behind Merkel’s conservatives (32.9%) and the social-democratic SPD (20.5%). Other parties entering the German parliament are the neo-liberal FDP (10.7%), the Left (9.2%), and the Greens (8.9%). Unlike the old Nazis who called[Read More…]

by 27/09/2017 1 comment World
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel waves to supporters as she celebrates with party members after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) at the CDU party headquarters in Berlin September 22, 2013. Chancellor Angela Merkel won a landslide personal victory in a German election on Sunday, putting her within reach of the first absolute majority in parliament in half a century, a ringing endorsement of her steady leadership in the euro crisis.                REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Angela Merkel: The Ikea Politician

“The recipe for her success, which she has only latterly discovered, is that she’s been able to develop an image as someone who is tuned in to the German soul.” Oskar Niedermayer, Sep 22, 2017 Modular furniture divinities, or corporations, may not be the best points of comparison for a politician, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited it.  She[Read More…]

by 25/09/2017 1 comment World
An Update From Germany

An Update From Germany

Germany is smaller than California. Within the last two years, it has allowed in roughly two million Muslim refugees and immigrants, all by fiat. Having no voice in this radical demographic change, many Germans are fuming. Last year, I wrote from Leipzig that Germany has lost its autonomy and sanity. Teaching at the university, I registered that all my students[Read More…]

by 14/10/2016 2 comments World
A Letter From Germany

A Letter From Germany

A friend in Frankfurt emailed me on July 19th: It is sheer madness what is happening here… The noose is tightening and yet—it is still only the beginning… What took place in some dull regional express close to Würzburg, a town in Franconia in the middle of Germany, was—in some respect—like a watershed event—just like the mass sexual assaults in[Read More…]

by 21/07/2016 2 comments Life/Philosophy