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Angela Merkel's Rise To Power: How Germany's First Female Chancellor Achieved Historic Success

Angela Merkel's Rise To Power: How Germany's First Female Chancellor Achieved Historic Success

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 11:46:19 in World

“While I agree I think Warren and Merkel is a weird connection to make.”

Michael GE on Sep 21, 2013 at 13:22:18

“Not really, I think. You know Germany and the US are (or have become) entirely different kinds of societies and constituencies. To mold your or our society takes different approaches. Americans (so it seems to me as a foreigner) want visions. In Germany, famously Chancellor Schmidt once said: "If you experience visions, go and see a doctor".
The US political system is about polarization. Ours is one of compromise.
Still, both systems in the end require leaders who are willing to step by step change things and who are experts at wielding the procedural tools of politics.”
Paul Krugman: NSA Surveillance State 'On The Authoritarian Side'

Paul Krugman: NSA Surveillance State 'On The Authoritarian Side'

Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 03:07:45 in Business

“Is Krugman gonna run for something? Everday he's saying something about something.”

billw8017 on Jun 10, 2013 at 04:19:40

“He is paid to comment in the NYT and people solicit his opinions. We are fortunate that such an outspoken authority. People who reject science and scholarship resent him, of course.”