Andreas Kluth at The Economist:
"How Germany's Political Elite is Failing"
"Jürgen Habermas ..... recently diagnosed a collective failure of Germany's political elites. At a time when Germany faces historic decisions about the future of the European Union, its politicians are waging an election campaign about banalities. At the same time, German and foreign academics are discussing these historic challenges in great depth [......] I've tried to capture the strange asynchrony between this year's election campaign with its bizarre controversies and the academic range of opinions about the current German Question in an essay for the journal Juncture, which belongs to a progressive British think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)".