Katja Hoyer Katja Hoyer

What explains the remarkable rise of Germany’s AfD?

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A common stereotype about Germans is that they love to complain – and there is certainly a kernel of truth to that. Grumbling is part and parcel of everyday German life, often with complete strangers. But on my recent trips to Germany, I felt that general expressions of dissatisfaction have acquired a new sharpness.

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