I wrote a German version of my review of 'Die Zauberlehrlinge' for the FAZ, available here. Most of the arguments were already previewed in English in this blog post, but the piece benefited a great deal from some careful revisions and editing. I hope you enjoy it. There's been plenty of interesting discussion of the… Continue reading The FAZ Publishes My Review of ‘Die Zauberlehrlinge’
Category: Immigration and Asylum
‘Die Zauberlehrlinge’: Plausible Answers to Not Very Important Questions
Die Zauberlehrlinge (The Sorcerer's Apprentices) is a new book on the German response to the European asylum crisis. It has two authors: Maximilian Steinbeis, editor of Verfassungsblog, a site featuring commentary "on matters constitutional" by left-of-center academics, and Stephan Detjen (g) who is currently Chief Correspondent of Deutschlandradio, a nationwide public-radio station. This post is a… Continue reading ‘Die Zauberlehrlinge’: Plausible Answers to Not Very Important Questions
More on the 2015 Refugee Crisis and the Rule of Law: A Response to Steinbeis
Maximilian Steinbeis, author of a recent book arguing for the legality of Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open Germany's borders, addresses my post on the issue from a few days ago. Steinbeis begins his post: "An interesting example of the strategies with which some proponents of the illegality thesis [i.e., the argument that Merkel's decision… Continue reading More on the 2015 Refugee Crisis and the Rule of Law: A Response to Steinbeis
Was Merkel’s Decision to Open Borders in 2015 Illegal?
The refugee influx of 2015 is a fait accompli, and the numbers of people applying for asylum in Germany is now back to more normal levels -- in September and October 2015, ten thousand people per day were arriving at the borders, now the numbers are more like ten thousand per month. So is the… Continue reading Was Merkel’s Decision to Open Borders in 2015 Illegal?