When Chancellor Angela Merkel said multiculturalism in Germany has “utterly failed,” the commentariat revolt was swift, and way off the mark. Merkel was accused of pandering to her right-wing constituency and lurching right in the face of rising anti-Muslim sentiment. Unjustly accused, she has delivered a refreshing, no-nonsense message that Germany, and other Western nations, should take to heart.
North Korea's wait for the "Great Leader" to die could unleash unpredictable consequences.
Iran's Twitter-fueled protests may be using modern technology, but they're drawing from an older playbook: Poland's Solidarity movement of the 1980s.
It takes a while, but David Guterson's new novel unsettles us with its tale of a promising young man—and who hasn't known one—who mysteriously goes off the rails.