Great Caesar’s ghost! WashPo reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel has shrugged aside a new book that suggests she may have been closer to
East Germany’s communist system
than previously thought, saying she’s never hidden anything.
The 58-year-old Merkel grew up in
East Germany and entered politics
as communism crumbled in 1989.
It has long been known that, like many people, she joined the communist youth organization, and she has said in the past that “politically I lived an assimilated life. If I had always said what I thought, then my life would have been very different….”