The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

Differences in Perspective

September 5, 2005

AFP: Merkel attacks defensive Schroeder in head-to-head German debate

Reuters (UK): Schroeder edges Merkel on TV, but no knock-out blow

Postwar German reconstruction was clearly a success: the Germans still favor defense over offense.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.