Die Linke: The Left Shifts Right – Die Linke is increasingly coming to resemble its opponents. Is it time for the left to break with The Left? | Political Critique
There’s been a visible shift to the political right all over Europe in the past decade, undoubtedly a development many different factors play into. New parties have been formed, older far-right parties have gained in popularity. Most recently, the refugee crisis has arguably brought out the worst in European politics; lack of leadership and a lack of opposition to right-wing populists have allowed for anti-democratic, racist voices to join the political discourse surrounding the issue of refugees from the Middle East and Northern Africa.