'Mommy Merkel' How the Chancellor Paralyzed German Politics

During her eight years as chancellor, Angela Merkel has skillfully lulled Germans to sleep and used feel-good policies to switch their focus from politics to personal comfort. By starving Germany's democracy of vibrancy, "Mommy Merkel" has caused it to wither.
"There is no particular enthusiasm for (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel, but rather paralyzed consent."

"There is no particular enthusiasm for (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel, but rather paralyzed consent."

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein