Merkel Magic

Merkel Magic
Re "Angela Merkel's Unfinished Business" [Sept. 23]: Catherine Mayer is right in addressing Angela Merkel as a trailblazer. Germans call her mommy; perhaps she is also mommy to many Europeans. Merkel practically glues all members of the E.U. and single-handedly holds them together. As the economic engine of the E.U., Germany has been the undisputed leader of Europe, and the person behind that success is none other than Merkel. For the past few years in the heyday of the crisis, she has persevered in working for economic recovery and sailed through hardships to prevent the euro...

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