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Working on this issue in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown is a tad surreal. One wants to resist the many voices who breathlessly proclaim that everything will be different “AC” (after corona). Besides the horrible health and economic aftereffects, things will likely be rather similar to the situation “BC” (before corona). Then again, maybe this will be some sort of turning point. For instance, western societies—particularly Germany—have long been oriented to the past. There were so many worthy anniversaries that some actually contemplated maintaining an “anniversary tracker” so as not to miss anything important. Suddenly, we are forced to be focused on the present and daunting future; and the near obsession with commemorations of various kinds appears to be coming to an end. Just months ago, many were looking forward to massive and internationally coordinated commemorations of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of WWII. Many countries indeed carried on with scaled-down events, but the coverage and resonance were minimal.

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

's View of Fading Pandemic .” New York Times , 21 June . https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/health/coronavirus-pandemic-spread-trump.html . International Association on Social Quality (IASQ) . 2019 . Ideas and suppositions about the Application

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

leadership has sought to sharpen its anti-Green profile, for example, by defending burning fossil fuels, resisting diesel restrictions, and opposing speed limits. In early 2020 before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the AfD's national support had

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Populist Rhetoric and Nativist Alarmism

The AfD in Comparative Perspective

Barbara Donovan

political project that blends populist anti-elitism with xenophobic nativism, and that has resonated very strongly with voters, particularly with eastern German ones. At least until the coronavirus pandemic of early 2020, its message continued to command