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In Italy’s election campaign, political confrontation has given way to a mudslinging contest. Beppe Grillo, the founder of the populist Five Star Movement, has …
How the British prime minister got her stinging nickname.
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All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.
For French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, these three little words are more than just a phrase he often repeats – they represent a condensed vision of the world as he sees it.
Fragile, whiny, and weak: How the right-wing brands its critics.
Poland’s new strong men prefer to style themselves as persecuted outsiders.
It began life as a variant of Grexit. Fours years on and a referendum later, the term is still devoid of meaning.
Political journalism’s love affair with a newly minted word must end now.
The country of poets and thinkers wants to be seen thinking. It may be sinking.
The obfuscating misuse of the English term is troubling not least because “hot spot” previously referred to the kind of place refugees are escaping.
Greece’s “self-evident revolution” (Η επανάσταση του αυτονόητου) stumbles over its children’s basic understanding of what’s right and what’s wrong.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has long advocated a dramatic break from the country’s political past. Such straightforwardness, however, does not suit most politicians – especially the cerchiobottisti, who make much ado but do not do much.
After the Germans initially greeted refugees with euphoria, one old phenotype of German political discourse has returned, en masse: the “bearer of reservations.”
Think that a “Merkel doctrine” is an oxymoron? Wrong: Ertüchtigung – loosely, “help for self help” – sounds outdated even to German ears, but the concept behind it is useful today.