My article “Merkel’s Folly an exercise in Germany neo-colonialism” in Studies review, autumn 2011 edition, also deals with German behaviour in the current economic difficulties. Studies is a serious and challenging quarterly review, a recognised forum for serious discussion, published in Ireland by the Jesuit community,www.studiesirishreview.ie.
Although the Studies article and my more comprehensive analysis both consider Germany’s role in the new European order, the articles differ considerably in content and treatment. The Studies article is shorter and deals with the basics as they presented themselves writing to a deadline. The other piece is longer, more fluid in presentation and reflects developments up to mid-September 2011.