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CultureShock! Germany (2016 e-Book Edition) by Richard Lord

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‘If you inquire what the people are like here, I must answer, “The same as everywhere.”‘—JWF Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

‘Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.’—Arthur Schopenhauer (1851)

 

 

 

ALMOST EVERYONE WHO ARRIVES IN GERMANY brings along a sack of prepackaged conceptions about the country and its people. Most of these should be handed over at Customs—because they’re of no value. Unless you’ve been unusually well-informed about the country before you arrive, you are sure to run into ...

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