“WIE GEHT’S DIR, DEUTSCHLAND?” TAKING STOCK WITH CHRISTOPH AMEND

“WIE GEHT’S DIR, DEUTSCHLAND?” TAKING STOCK WITH CHRISTOPH AMEND

There is a tendency to think that politics and society will always get better — more economic growth, less war and more tolerance. But looking at the climate crisis, the rise of the populist right and clashes over immigration, this seems like a fanciful idea. Following his 2003 book “Morgen tanzt die Welt”, Christoph Amend, editor of Zeit Magazine, is back on the road meeting well-known German personalities and his friends to talk about how Germany is doing, and find out what has become of the country where he grew up, and what needs to change. At the centre of this new book – entitled “Wie Geht’s dir Deutschland?” (“How are you doing, Germany?”) – is the German people: the young, the old, Jewish people, migrants and refugees. In asking these people about their fears and worries, Amend unites different themes like ethnic identity, National Socialism, German reunification and other more everyday concerns. What results is a book that is both timely and valuable in how it presents important questions and topics. It’s this sort of debate and exchange of ideas that will bring the solutions we need. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)

“Wie gehts dir, Deutschland?” by Christoph Amend, published in German by Rowohlt Verlag, 2019. Hardback, 224 pages.
Reading event at Geistesblüten, 10.09.2019, 19h
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