Ahoy, Captain Ahab Guido Westerwelle's Last Stand

Everyone else is stupid, but not me! That seemed to be the message conveyed by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle during a pivotal speech before his party on Thursday. Still, his combative appearance does little to change the fact that his power is waning.
German foreign minister and Free Democratic Party boss Guido Westerwelle: A Captain Ahab with a sinking ship

German foreign minister and Free Democratic Party boss Guido Westerwelle: A Captain Ahab with a sinking ship

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Roland Nelles heads SPIEGEL ONLINE's politics desk and its Berlin bureau.