A tale of two countries

Why Germany will never have a Trump.

“German democracy isn’t even 70 years old, and it wasn’t achieved by the Germans themselves, but rather imposed upon on them by the victors of World War II. The Christian Democrats used the imperative “no experiments” to campaign for Konrad Adenauer in the 1957 election. The phrase still fits. Because the Germans can’t draw a great deal of confidence from their history, they vote for chancellors who they believe will provide stability above all else. Adenauer lasted 14 years, Kohl 16, Merkel 12 and possibly more. Those sound like the reigns of kings.”