Kohl’s funeral showed just how far Europe has come since the division and war. His vision of peace, unity and shared identity is gradually becoming a reality.
It would be hard to understand either disaster without a reference to the brutal ravages of two out-of-control markets which habitually devastate lives.
Politicians are forever legitimising their actions by co-opting history to their side, often quite cynically so.
Already 16% of Mélenchon’s voters have apparently decided that if they can’t have his version of socialism they’ll happily vote for the national variety instead.
Richard Willmsen canvassed French people for the best arguments to make against voting for Le Pen.