An Identity Crisis
During the last decade, there has been a remarkable consensus in German politics, embodied by the figure of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the refugee crisis has shattered the Merkel consensus – and Germany is suddenly a deeply divided and unpredictable country. It is not simply that policies are now being debated more openly than they have been – in itself not a bad thing. Rather, as Merkel continues to insist that there is no alternative to her approach to the refugee crisis, some Germans are beginning to question the legitimacy of the state itself.
(Full piece in Spanish)