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My Germany: Teaching and Living in Germany on an American Fulbright, 2007-2008 (Episode 2 of 2)
In this second of two episodes I conclude my recollections of my Fulbright semester in Halle an der Saale, Germany in 2007-2008. What did Germans want to know most about Americans, and what do Americans need to know about Germans? I discuss my talks before German audiences in Chemnitz, the former Karl Marx Stadt. Interest...
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The Battle for Europe, Part 1
The decades-long plan to stitch together countries and cultures into the European Union was ultimately blamed for two crises: mass migration and crippling debt. Together, those events contributed to a wave of nationalism across Europe. In a five-part series this week, we take a look at some of the movements aiming to disrupt the E.U. from within. Guest: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on todayâ€™s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Before the European Parliament elections last month, Katrin Bennhold and producers of â€œThe Dailyâ€ set out on a 10-day trip to find out what Europe means to Europeans today.The results of the elections indicated that the struggle over the future direction of the European Union would only intensify.
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Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?
Across Europe, populists are saying that itâ€™s not democracy they aim to discard, but liberalism. To end our series, we returned to Germany, the country at the heart of a liberal Europe, to see if the rejection of liberalism had also taken hold there.Guests: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for â€œThe Daily,â€ went to an election party in Berlin for the far-right party Alternative for Germany. For more information on todayâ€™s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Germanyâ€™s political establishment looks increasingly fragile after the European Parliament elections.As anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear for the nationâ€™s estimated 200,000 Jews.Katrin Bennhold offers her main takeaway after 10 days on the road: â€œEurope cannot be taken for granted. But neither can its demise.â€