Tue, 24 July 2018
Do the facts matter anymore? The crime rate in Germany is very low and the absorption of more than a million migrants since 2015 has hardly affected the economy. But enough Germans have been listening to the nativist rants of outsiders like Donald Trump and insiders like Interior Minister Host Seehofer that they believe the opposite. This has put Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government in danger. Madeleine Schwartz of the NY Review of Books is based in Berlin and has been following the story.