Book Why the Germans do it better : notes from a grown-up country / John Kampfner.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Book
Edition: Revised and updated [edition].
Publisher: Atlantic Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781786499783 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: xv, 315 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
Emerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy is undermined from its heart, Germany stands as a bulwark for decency and stability. Mixing personal journey and anecdote with compelling empirical evidence, this is a critical and entertaining exploration of the country many in the West still love to hate. Raising important questions for our post-Brexit landscape, Kampfner asks why, despite its faults, Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain fails to tackle contemporary challenges.