Europe’s Identitarians march in step with the AfD

Is the success of the right-wing German party and its supporters a warning from history, or a premonition of the future?

1st October, 2017
Europe’s Identitarians march in step with the AfD
Tom McGurk at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

I reported from East Germany in 1989 in the final months before the Berlin Wall came down and Germany was reunified. It was an eye-opener. To travel from West to East in Berlin at that time was like travelling from the 1980s back to 1950s. Their attitudes, their clothes, their dental work . . . East Berliners were distant and seemed occupied and moody.

The whole place badly needed a coat of paint and a splash of colour. But...

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