Merkel's Challenge Navigating the Post-Fact Era

Angela Merkel used to be celebrated for her composed determination and sober analysis of the facts. Now, though, her refusal to own up to her mistakes makes her look stubborn -- and facts have lost their importance.
An anti-Merkel sign at a Pegida demonstration in March

An anti-Merkel sign at a Pegida demonstration in March

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