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'We Don't Like Islamic Invasion': The Leader of Germany's Rising Right Speaks Out - The Atlantic

In the raw hours after the recent German election, politicians struggled to process one result in particular. Alternative for Germany (AfD)—an upstart populist party incensed by the influx of Muslim refugees and migrants into Germany since 2015—had ...and more »

To understand Germany today, compare it with 1968 - The Economist

IN GERMANY, as in France, America and elsewhere, 1968 is as much a shorthand as a reality. Yes, there were the crowd scenes: the sit-ins at the Free University in West Berlin and the mass protests in Bonn; the shooting of Rudi Dutschke, a student ...and more »

Handling the Alternative for Germany - Foreign Affairs

“We will hunt her,” Alexander Gauland exclaimed to a crowd of supporters in Berlin late on September 24. “We will hunt Mrs. Merkel and whomever else. And we will take our country and our people back.” Gauland's party, the right-wing Alternative for ...and more »

Only respect for the 'left behind' can turn the populist tide - The Guardian

It's not just economic disadvantage that is powering the rise of rightwing nationalism in Europe and the US. Contact author. @fromTGA. Thu 28 Sep 2017 14.53 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 11.15 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

'Nazi!' 'Stasi!': In German state where the far right won big, cozy political culture quickly turned toxic - Washington Post

MAGDEBURG, Germany — For years, debate in the parliament of this east German state capital on the banks of the Elbe flowed as languidly as the cool waters of the river on a clear autumn's day. But then, in March 2016, the far-right Alternative for ...and more »

Germany's Right-Wing Populists Are Importing US-Style Campaign Tactics - The Atlantic

About two weeks before election day in Germany, ads for a new website from the right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) began popping up online across the country. “Angela Merkel: The Oathbreaker,” the website read, with a menacing, ...and more »

AfD's success comparable with the rise of the Nazis -

Mr. Zimmermann, how did you react on election night, when you first discovered the numbers provided by exit polls, giving 13 percent of the vote to the AfD? Moshe Zimmermann: I was relieved, because I was expecting 15 percent. At least that's two ...and more »

How the far-right AfD crept into Berlin's left-wing strongholds - Deutsche Welle

A child in a pink coat cycles across a patch of grass. Surrounding her, pre-fabricated concrete apartment blocks match the pale Autumn sky. Along one of the wide roads so characteristic of the former East, a single election poster is still left in the ...and more »

The right is rising and social democracy is dying across Europe – but why? - The Guardian

The electoral success of the far-right AfD has brought Germany into line with most other European countries, so what's behind this troubling trend? Fri 29 Sep 2017 05.53 EDT Last modified on Fri 29 Sep 2017 08.55 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Percentage of female Bundestag deputies hits a 19-year low - Deutsche Welle

When German women were given the vote back in 1919, even the most optimistic of suffragettes would likely have considered the idea of a female chancellor — and, what's more, one who's about to begin her fourth term in office — little more than a pipe ...and more »