There is indication of realism in Germany, because although Berlin trots out the usual platitudes about supporting NATO, a recent Pew survey notes that 69 percent of Germans want greater cooperation with Russia.
The deep sense of growing inequalities is matched only by popular fears of community ‘safety-nets’ that have been dismantled, and of the insecurity of living perpetually at the cusp of economic extinction.
Germany has taken the lead among European Union member states to back Washington’s regime-change agenda for Venezuela. Berlin’s hypocrisy and double-think is quite astounding.
Today’s German Government does not represent the German public — at least not on these central issues of German foreign and national-security policies.