Say Something, Chancellor Merkel! Germany's Undernourished Democracy

There is plenty to discuss these days. The European common currency is in trouble, pro-democracy movements have changed the face of North Africa and Germany has embarked on a radical new energy strategy. Chancellor Merkel's silence clearly shows that her political communication is a disaster.
Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't giving the German democracy what it needs.

Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't giving the German democracy what it needs.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan