HAS OBAMA HANDED MERKEL THE BATON OF LIBERALISM?

By irony a one time maligned nation that carried the guilt of gassing 6 million Jews, now finds itself in the role of being the leader of liberal democracy and human rights based political system. As the rest of the western world powerhouses of liberalism such as USA, UK and France fall apart under neurosis and racist nationalism, it is Germany that now looks to be the baton holder of values and ideas that have defined much of the twentieth century western civilisation and visionary idealism. No less than the visit by Obama to Germany has symbolised hope for the last man standing. More…

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