As a Merkel-led Germany comes to a close and a new beginning is on the horizon, it seems fitting to take a brief look at Merkel’s life and political career. In this episode we discuss select moments Angela Merkel’s life and career, highlighting both her accomplishments and shortcomings.
Angela Merkel and Climate (Deutsche Welle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4FIzYET53E
Angela Merkel Named Time’s Person of the Year—the First Woman Since 1986 (Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/09/angela-merkel-time-magazine-person-of-the-year-2015
NPR As Germany’s Merkel Steps Down, Those Who Guided Her Into Politics Remember Her by Rob Schmitz: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/24/1040032883/angela-merkel-legacy-germany-election
Germany and Digitalization: Why Can’t Europe’s Richest Country Get Up to Speed? (Deutsche Welle): https://www.dw.com/en/germany-and-digitalization-why-cant-europes-richest-country-get-up-to-speed/a-58273979
How the Refugee Crisis Created Two Myths of Angela Merkel by Daniel Trilling (Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2021/sep/21/refugee-crisis-two-myths-angela-merkel
Social Democrats Have Narrowly Beaten Merkel’s Party (New York Times): https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/09/26/world/german-elections
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Angela Merkel: https://www.iamexpat.de/expat-info/german-expat-news/7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-angela-merkel