Arnon Grunberg



Philipp Wittrock in der Spiegel on the German collapse, wel the collapse of the so-called Jamaica coalition talks:

"The reason for the collapse is clear: The parties involved failed to forge the one thing that is indispensable to keep such an alliance together: trust. And trust, it goes without saying, is the single most important currency in politics. Without trust a coalition cannot work."


"Sunday night, in short, was a loss for everyone. And for Germany."

Read the article here.

Would Mr. Wittrock have preferred a coalition without trust?

Balance of power is based on well-understood distrust?

Trust is too much to be asked for, but a little bit less paranoia would be pleasant.

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