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« on: June 11, 2019, 08:55:24 am »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded an honorary degree in iaw by Harvard University on May 30.
In her 34-minute commencement address at the university, which she hold partly in English but mostly in German, warned against the perils of isolationism, nationalism, building walls, climate change and the spreading of alternative facts and pushed for fighting the causes of displacement and forced migration.
Even though she never mentioned Trump, Merkel clearly delivered an anti-Trumpism speech, for which she received standing ovations after she called for "truthfulness in our attitude toward others" and ourselves, which she said "requires us not to describe lies as truth and truth as lies".








Here's the teaser for her commencement address, which was already published in December:


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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 10:02:49 am »

Here is the oldest mention of Angela Merkel's name, made by someone called Michael Zeigermann, who hasn't logged in for almost ten years.

It was bound to happen, given that the party never quite warmed to Schroeder; even though party chairman is more of an honorary title which won't necessarily dent his position as chancellor. At least in the short run.

That said, Schroeder's position is becoming increasingly untenable and I do expect Wolfgang Clement to be the Social Democratic candidate for Chancellor at the next election (which, regardless of that, the conservative CDU under Angela Merkel looks set to win).
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 08:13:41 pm »

Yeah but tell us when she gets an honorary degree from a real institution like Trump University.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 09:44:24 am »

If the university thought there was a good reason to give her a degree, I'd struggle to dispute otherwise.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 10:34:05 am »

She has a proper doctorate from her previous chemistry career in the GDR too.
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