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

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‘We are like children lost in the woods, Afraid of the dark, Who have never been happy or good.’—WH Auden

 

 

 

AUDEN’S BLEAK LINES WERE WRITTEN as an indictment of all the major nations that had allowed the world to slide into the morass of World War II. But they could easily be recycled as a pointed description of the typical German of the post-war period. Many sympathetic observers have been baffled by this central German paradox: these people have built the fourth or fifth largest economy in the world; they have erected a model social system; ...

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