Front pages of German daily newspapers show images of Pegida co-founder Lutz Bachmann posing as Adolf Hitler. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA 1:45

The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement Pegida resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler - along with reports th(...)

Bounded by books: Ivan Klíma. Photograph: Tomas Krist/Isifa/Getty
The limits of dissent
  • Books
  • May 3, 2014, 01:00

On his second visit to Prague, in the spring of 1973, Philip Roth met several dissident writers, including Milan Kundera, Ivan Klíma, Ludvík Va(...)

The Green Party’s Juergen Trittin and Claudia Roth look out of a window during a break in preliminary coalition talks with the CDU party in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

There was a whiff of Casablanca in Berlin yesterday as Germany’s Green Party left a coalition back door open to Angela Merkel and her Christian Democr(...)

 Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer: “Instead of talking about the environment, Europe, education and families we just talked about taxes and levies,” he said, claiming the strategy “not only won no new voters but put off many old ones”.  Photograph: Getty Images

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer has attacked his Green Party for a “disastrous” election campaign that has prompted mass resignations a(...)