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The Zero-Sum Logic Fueling the Rise of Germany’s Far Right

The rise of populist parties like Alternative für Deutschland is often attributed to public anger over immigration and COVID-19 safety measures. But this interpretation overlooks the crucial role that economic stagnation has played in fueling public discontent in Germany and across Europe.

MUNICH – Over the past year, growing support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has raised concerns that Germany is headed toward its most profound political crisis since the end of World War II.