Right-Wing Populism

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The Chancellor's Eroding Power: Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

The Chancellor's Eroding Power: Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2016

Jens Spahn, 36, has quickly risen to become a leader of the conservative wing of Angela Merkel's CDU party. His ascent shows how the chancellor's power is beginning to erode. By Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

Opinion: Merkel Must Change to Meet Germany's Challenges

Opinion: Merkel Must Change to Meet Germany's Challenges

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced her intention to run for a fourth term. But it is unclear whether she is the right leader to confront the immense challenges facing the country. No less than liberal democracy is at stake. A Commentary by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2016

Can Donald Trump be called a fascist? His political rhetoric makes it tempting to lump him into that category. That, though, wouldn't be helpful. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

'Whipping Boys': The Erosion of German Democracy

'Whipping Boys': The Erosion of German Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 23, 2016

Postwar German democracy has been a success story. But the election victory of Donald Trump in the US has also highlighted growing fractures between voters and political leaders in the country. Many fear that democracy is eroding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Emboldened by Success: Trump Election Boosts European Populists

Emboldened by Success: Trump Election Boosts European Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2016

Donald Trump's election has bolstered both right-wing and left-wing populist parties in Europe. Despite ideological differences, they share a rejection of the establishment and the liberal order. Are they about to change the world? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2016

American authorities are fining companies like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank billions of dollars for violating the law. In Germany, though, where Facebook is allowing mass violations of hate speech legislation, the government is letting the social media platform get away scot-free. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]


Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2016

Ansbach, Munich, Würzburg, Nice, Brussels -- in light of the many horrific news stories, many are asking: What's the matter with 2016? By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2016

In these days of terrorism, a coup attempt and deep polarization in the world, it is time to take stock and find the right response. Intellectual and moral arrogance will get us nowhere. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


Interview with Geert Wilders: Why Dutch Populists Want to Leave the EU

Interview with Geert Wilders: Why Dutch Populists Want to Leave the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2016

Could Brexit lead other countries to seek to leave the European Union? SPIEGEL spoke with far-right Dutch populist Geert Wilders about how he wants to use a "Nexit" to prevent the "Islamization" of the Netherlands. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2016

What's truly scary about the horrifying attacks that have recently taken place in Orlando, England and France isn't just the number of victims -- it's that the acts themselves are impossible to understand. An Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]