Matt Qvortrup is Professor of Political Science at Coventry University. His book, "Angela Merkel," was published by Duckworth Overlook in 2016. The opinions in this article belong to the author. This was from a man who has gone out of his way to defend, support and condone the increasingly, well "repulsive," statements by the 45th President of the United States.
Nota del editor: Matt Qvortrup escribió el libro Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader, de la editorial Duckworth. Las opiniones expresadas en esta columna son exclusivas de su autor. (CNN) — Angela Merkel podría enseñarle al presidente de Estados Unidos un par de cosas sobre diplomacia internacional.
The year was 2005, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was still a political superstar on the international stage. The then-leader of the German opposition, Angela Merkel, was a generally underestimated politician who was destined to become leader of her country. Blair knew this. That is why he met her. But Merkel did not stick to the polite platitudes. She cut straight to the chase.
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