Angela Merkel has been reading Playboy, she reportedly revealed to her (mostly) female entourage. Not that the German Chancellor is given to magazines with scantily clad women. But it was the only way she could get a full understanding of US President Donald Trump.
In an interview with the American magazine, the former businessman outlined his philosophy of life and his political ideas.
If Angela Merkel can be characterized by one thing, it is her meticulous preparation and her willingness to understand her opponents.
Meeting with Trump is unlikely to intimidate Merkel. She has dealt with alpha males with inflated egos before.… Seguir leyendo »
In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her hip while skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Doctors ordered her to rest. Feeling bored, she picked up “The Transformation of the World,” a 1,500-page tome by the German historian Jürgen Osterhammel. It argued that the most successful 19th century economies championed open markets and liberal immigration laws, and that these policies spurred technological advances. Merkel liked what she read; she felt it reflected her world view. She even invited the academic to give a lecture when she turned 60 later that year.
Merkel has been described as “the liberal West’s last defender” and the virtual antithesis to President Trump.… Seguir leyendo »