Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe

Adam Tooze writes:

This year is both the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For years Germany has been thought of as both the pace-setter and the anchor of European politics. But in the summer of 2019, the political scene in Berlin is in greater flux than at any time since the Second World War.

(LRB 18 July 2019)