Letter from Germany: A democracy hunkers down

William Collins Donahue, Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and director of the Initiative for Global Europe at the Keough School of Global Affairs, compares presidential responses to the coronavirus epidemic in the United States and Germany in a Commonweal op-ed.

“Who would have thought that seventy-five years after the end of World War II it would be the United States that would need to take lessons in democracy from Germany?”

Originally published at commonwealmagazine.org on March 23, 2020

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