Germany’s ‘Comical’ Coup-Plotters Were the Tip of a Dangerous Iceberg

Germany’s ‘Comical’ Coup-Plotters Were the Tip of a Dangerous Iceberg
Masked police officers lead Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss to a police vehicle during a raid against an alleged coup plot, Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 7, 2022 (DPA photo by Boris Roessler via AP).

Germany’s image of political stability caused many observers to downplay the revelation in early December that German police had uncovered an organized plot by a network of far-right conspirators to mount a coup. But that underestimates the extent to which the group’s anti-constitutional worldview has spread in Germany.

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