Opinion A Chancellor Made of Pudding, not Iron

Chancellor Angela Merkel's shutdown of seven nuclear reactors this week was the right decision, but it was made for the wrong reasons. She wasn't concerned about the dangers of nuclear energy. Rather, she was concerned about losing her own power.
In Germany, "Mutti," or "mother," is a name often used in Berlin political circles in reference to Chancellor Angela Merkel. A protester's sign reads: "Mutti is emitting radiation." The others read: "Turn them off!"

In Germany, "Mutti," or "mother," is a name often used in Berlin political circles in reference to Chancellor Angela Merkel. A protester's sign reads: "Mutti is emitting radiation." The others read: "Turn them off!"

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