Angela Merkel’s immigration policies may be the ticket that propelled the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) into the Bundestag on September 24 with a stunning 12.5 per cent of the vote nationwide. The extremists’ entry into prime-time German politics shattered a post-war taboo in a country ever mindful of its Nazi-tainted past. In the eastern […]
Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based author and political analyst. Among others, he has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs. He is the Europe Correspondent for the Chronicle of Higher Education and authored several books on European politics.