Eröffnung: Bayreuther Festspiele

Am 25. Juli 2015 begannen die 104. Bayreuther Festspiele mit der Neuinszenierung von Richard Wagners Liebesdrama <i>Tristan und Isolde</i>. more more

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Economic giant, political dwarf

Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Germany's growing imbalance between economic and political competence is worsening the European crisis and indeed the crisis of Nato. The country has ceased to make any political signals at all and demonstrates a conspicuous lack of responsibility for what takes place beyond its own borders. This smug isolationism is linked to strains of old anti-Western and anti-political, anti-parliamentarian sentiment that is pure provincialism. By Karl Heinz Bohrer
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