According to a recent opinion poll, the thing that Germans fear most, apparently, is not war or natural disaster, but the crisis in the Eurozone. This may be good news for the country’s somewhat risk-averse leader.
Angela Merkel looks likely to be returned as German chancellor, and with the title of Europe’s longest-serving female leader. A recent debate with her challenger from the Social Democrats, Peer Steinbrück, saw her narrowly come out on top; but that is a mere trifle. Opinion polls put...

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