Monday, March 14, 2011

Germany, briefly!

Under the heading The New Europe: Germany my favourite newspaper, The Guardian  has assembled some interesting writing here. "Sausages, sexual confidence and surprisingly good hip-hop," or so they conclude.

This and much more from Simon Jenkins...

"I used to think Germany was like Britain without London and the south-east. Everyone was a provincial, and the better for it. The revival of Berlin has not ended that. Germans call themselves Bavarians or Saxons or Berliners.

Germany remains an essentially dispersed country. Its rulers and much of its cultural life may have returned to the new capital, but its finances are in Frankfurt, its industry in the Ruhr and its newspapers in Munich and Hamburg."

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