Who are the Germans?
Preface by Volker Schlöndorff
Jean-Louis de la Vaissière
Here is the current, captivating and uncompromising portrait of a great country and its people. First of the European class, polite, hard-working and rarely found at fault, Germany, 20 years after Reunification, tasted at leisure its growth hitherto well controlled: culture, abundance, perfected social system. But something in German identity has recently strained. The crisis, its geopolitical positions, European failures have shaken it up. Although the world's fourth power, the country sometimes finds it hard to cope with the failures of its social cohesion, the difficulties in integrating new immigration flows, its role as a docile European giant. For the population, which no longer intends to flagellate because of a too heavy past, it is time for ruptures and self-affirmation. But who, exactly, are these Germans?
382 pages | ISBN: 9782315001415