Monday, June 2, 2014
A superb rundown of the political situation of Germany by Wolfgang Streeck can be found here. Germany is in a sense the inverted mirror image of France. In Germany the center-left and center-right have joined in a cozy alliance to maintain the status quo, with the left accepting its place as a quasi-permanent junior partner in a Grand Coalition. In France, the center-left and center-right have both sunk into near collapse because the status quo cannot be maintained.