The German general elections are taking place in times of a deep crisis for democracy.
What Balestrini’s poetry proposes is a poetics in which concepts like democracy and justice evaporate altogether, hollowed out by history.
In contrast to other European Union member states, Germany seems to be stabilizing politically.
“I refuse to be part of a generation of European progressives who could have stopped Marine Le Pen from winning France’s Presidency but didn’t.”
A true victory for Macron would require not splitting France more than it is.