Interpreting Angela Merkel

by Lorenzo Piccoli

A new book argues that Angela Merkel only values her own power and that she spent her early life as an East German in a dictatorship that taught her to trust nobody, to commit to nothing, to be forever unknowable and malleable so as to ride the zeitgeist, no matter where it led or which idiot was in power.

Here’s the brief post I wrote on Ms Merkel a few months ago (in Italian).