“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.”