The article „The Hate Preachers: Inside Germany´s Dangerous New Populist Party” deals with the aspiring right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and its rising popularity in Germany. The party benefits from the rising dissatisfaction among the population concerning the refugee crisis and stirs up hatred against immigrants. It serves as the allegedly only medium for people to cast a protest vote against the establishment parties and Merkel´s handling of the refugee crisis. However, it does not present any solutions to the crisis, nor to the integration of the immigrants who are already in Germany, nor to the currently arriving people. The party is “surfing on a wave of anger” without any control over it. The article also refers to the questionable policy of the party leader Frauke Petry and her colleagues, who are coming to call her authority into question.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016