Nessun altro paese al mondo, al pari della Germania, ha attraversato in un brevissimo arco di tempo una storia tanto turbolenta, riuscendo al contempo a raggiungere così alti livelli di ricchezza. E oggi, ad appena 150 anni dall’unificazione, mentre nel mondo trionfano nuovi autoritarismi e la democrazia sembra sempre più indebolita, si erge come baluardo di moralità e stabilità. Unendo esperienze e aneddoti personali a efficaci evidenze empiriche, questo libro è un’esplorazione critica e divertente di una nazione che molti, in Occidente, ancora fraintendono. John Kampfner solleva interrogativi decisivi sulle prospettive europee post-Brexit e si chiede perché, nonostante i difetti, la Germania resti ancora oggi il modello da emulare mentre altri paesi – Italia inclusa – sembrano fallire le sfide della modernità. Parte racconto personale, parte diario di viaggio, parte resoconto storico, Perché i tedeschi lo fanno meglio è il ricco e acuto ritratto di un paese dal fascino eterno.
- ISBN: 8811001463
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 360
- Data di uscita: 02-09-2021
Enjoyed the book but the title is a bit misleading This is a fascinating account of post-war Germany right up to and including COVID 19. It’s a very balanced account with both positive and negative comparisons between Germany and the rest of the world, particularly the UK. Germany is not as well dev Leggi tutto
This is an overview of the political, economic, and social history in post-war Germany. The author is fair in his coverage of these topics. He mentions not only the good aspects, but also introduces some of the problems that Germany faces. However, the impression that I got is that Germany is facing Leggi tutto
this is a modern essay/book looking at modern Germany as it reaches its 150th anniversary in 2021 and how it has had to cope with post war rebuilding and reunification in 1990 and how the German nation has reacted and dealt with different issues. well worth reading and get a balanced view.
The title of the book can be distorting at best, and misleading at worst for two main reasons. Firstly, it takes for granted the fact that the Germans, (as country, society, economy, national football team?) or Germany in general, is a more successful and prosperous country that offers to its people Leggi tutto
I absolutely love Grrmany, it's one of my favourite countries that I've visited - having enjoyed trips to both Berlin and Munich. So this book was always going to appeal. The main crux of the authors thesis of why German is better than Britain pretty much stems from how both countries treat the events Leggi tutto
Fantastic detail of life in Modern Germany. Makes a strong case for German society yet doesn’t shy away from its shortcomings. A serious study of Germany despite the slightly flippant title. Accessible and highly readable narrative with real journalists touch. Highly recommended
4.5 Stars! “It takes people in Germany four days to produce what people in the UK take five days to produce. And that means they can pay themselves better, or they need to work fewer hours.” Kampfner raises a very good point in the introduction when he asks, “Look around your local bookshop, in any co Leggi tutto
I have loved this book since the first pages. Despite me spending the majority of my life in continental Europe, all I knew about Germany was the general information. This book provides a great overview of Germany, especially since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Explains the German position, nature,
An examination of how Germany operates and its mature approach to problem solving without the level of populism and nationalism that has bedevilled other countries in recent years. Not all is perfect in Germany it would seem but their long termism and ‘ social contract' that capitalism must produce Leggi tutto
I have found it difficult to find decent books about modern Germany, France or Italy. Surly, it can't be just me. We are awash with books about the USA but not alas about our near neighbors in Europe. Maybe our collective attitudes on Brexit are informed by our collective lack of comparative underst Leggi tutto
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