Darkness and Light at Idomeni
In a time of crisis, quite a few people suddenly and surprisingly perform admirable acts of compassion, often at considerable cost and risk to themselves.
Two Germanies, Or Maybe Three
German public opinion is veering away from the original spontaneous welcome to the masses of migrants. There are three sectors of the public: a minority still affirming the legendary “welcome culture”; another minority vocally hostile; and a large group in the middle not firmly committed either way.
Saving the West
Republicans want America to lead again. What happens if the EU’s migration crisis decimates the EU—and our closest allies are neither capable nor willing to follow?
German Refugee Crisis Collides with Oktoberfest
Bavaria is the main point of entry for migrants and refugees streaming into Germany—and yet, the traditional festival is still going ahead as planned in Munich. Logistical and cultural challenges will ensue.
Compassion and Interests
A moral vision is important, but it helps greatly if you can appeal to hard interests as well as to conscience.