The Great German Social Experiment
2016 was a year of political and popular turmoil. It was the year the complacency of the post-Cold War era finally shattered and a deep internal animosity erupted within Western nations in which globalist utopianism stands against a hitherto long forgotten nationalism, both seemingly at each other’s throats. While the situation may seem uniquely strange and gridlocked, certain European and specifically German historical inclinations can shed new light on Merkel’s implosion of European immigration policy which, the source of maddeningly vitriolic debates on globalism and nationalism. History never repeats itself, but the constant factors of human arrogance and the self-deceiving