Pulling up the German welcome mat?

  • 2016-09-21
  • Michael Broning
This was Berlin’s summer of discontent. Exactly one year ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s principled decision to open Germany’s borders to refugees stranded in Hungary impressed millions of people around the world. As ordinary Germans flocked to train stations and border posts to greet people seeking shelter from war, distress, and misery, Germany’s “Welcome Culture” was saluted as a truly inspiring example of humanitarianism. One year later, the tide has turned — above all against Merkel, now in her 11th year in office. Her credo,...
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