Merkel's European Failure Germany Dozes on a Volcano

Angela Merkel's government is forcing Southern Europe to undertake profound reforms while at the same time denying its own responsibility for the consequences of its crisis policies. Germany is risking a historic failure with its shortsighted wrangling.
Von Jürgen Habermas
Foto: Hannibal Hanschke/ dpa
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan