Over the past two years, the heterogeneous Querdenker movement against Germany’s coronavirus restrictions has radicalized sharply, involving not only far-right ideologues but also average German citizens who are tired of “peaceful resistance” against pandemic measures.
Sam Denney is a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. He specializes in U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, German domestic and foreign policy and threats to democracy in Europe. He is the co-lead of the Europe Working Group for Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Foreign Policy Initiative. He previously worked in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution as a senior research assistant. He earned an MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a BA in German and European Studies from Vanderbilt University.
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