Angela the Great or Just 'Mom?' Merkel's Dream of a Place in the History Books

Angela Merkel may just have been reelected as German chancellor, but she is already thinking about how she will be viewed by future historians. She dreams of emulating her role model, Catherine the Great, but her contemparies prefer to nickname her "Mom."
Angela Merkel is already thinking about her place in the history books.

Angela Merkel is already thinking about her place in the history books.

Foto: Frank Augstein/ AP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan