Angela Merkel has been criticised for reducing a young refugee to tears after telling her some refugees will have to go back.
"I would like to go to university," the girl told the Chancellor in fluent German at the forum in Rostock. "It’s very unpleasant to see how other people can enjoy life and I can’t myself. I don't know what my future will bring." She wants to educate herself and what does Merkel do? Explains that she can't.
My blood boils. This is akin to shutting one's door on a starving man and happily returning to one's heaving dinner table. The inhumanity is breathtaking.
“The canary bird in the coal mine theory of the arts: artists should be treasured as alarm systems.”
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