Der Spiegel Opts for Cosmic Trump Cover

Another blazing bit of U.S. politics framing by Germany's leading news magazine.


In 1987, R.E.M. released “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.” In 2004, the band opened a concert for the first time with that song, at Madison Square Garden, two days after the re-election of George W. Bush. Today, German magazine Der Spiegel repeats the famous chorus, minus the “It’s,” with only half the American electorate feeling fine.

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Looking at this great piece of artwork, it’s hard not to think of a certain Time magazine cover.

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