Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in the wake of the NSA Spähskandals criticized the American political system. "America has no functioning democracy," Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the "Atlantic Bridge" in Atlanta.
Here's the original German:
Der ehemalige US-Präsident Jimmy Carter hat im Nachgang des NSA-Spähskandals das amerikanische politische System heftig kritisiert. "Amerika hat derzeit keine funktionierende Demokratie", sagte Carter am Dienstag bei einer Veranstaltung der "Atlantik-Brücke" in Atlanta.
Our resident (rusty) German speaker here at The Stranger's offices fairly confidently confirms Google's translation. So either that's a mistranslation on Der Spiegel's part, which is always a possibility, or a former United States president said that his nation isn't a functioning democracy anymore. Even though we're talking about perennial outcast Jimmy Carter, that still seems like a noteworthy bit of news, doesn't it?