The enlightened hegemony of Angela Merkel

The enlightened hegemony of Angela Merkel

               

En résumé

A new wind is blowing from the Rhine: a wind of pro-European rhetoric we have not been used to hearing from Germany. German public opinion is in the process of being prepared, with three heavyweights leading the charge: Chancellor Merkel, her finance minister Olaf Scholz and her foreign minister Heiko Maas. Such a mobilisation of the troops is necessary to free public opinion from the rhetoric of moral hazard and blame allocation that prevailed during the crisis and constrained the chancellor's actions.