This is the cover of the latest edition of Der Spiegel, the high circulation, high brow news magazine which is this week questioning the Federal government with the emboldened headline ‘State Impotence’ — a play on words leaving ‘State Power’ in black text and the modifier in white. [..]
Germany, Der Spiegel has grown to become one of Europe’s most important and influential magazines. The latest edition paints a bleak picture of Germany where the government has failed to discharge its basic duties of protecting the citizen, and even looks to a future solution without Chancellor Merkel. [..]
“Now there is a hope. The nation state is needed, but he is in poor condition. He could not protect the oppressed women in Cologne, he receives the influx of refugees that is out of control. He can provide no good framework for life in Germany, but he must. The challenge now is to create a good state”.
That the magazine is left-leaning and pro-migration, make the accusations made in this edition all the more remarkable for a mainstream German publication. The DerSpiegel editorial opines: “Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the refugees, but now lacks a concept of how many people can be integrated. It also lacks a functioning concept of how the flow of refugees can be contained. If this continues, it is a glaring failure of state”. ‘Lawless Areas, Helpless Police — Can We Still Feel Safe?’ Top Magazine Speaks Of Germany As Failed State