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The Rise And Fall Of The German Democratic Republic

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Most public debate on reunited Germany has emphasized economic issues such as the collapse of East German industry, mass unemployment, career difficulties, and differences in wages and living standards. The overwhelming difficulty resulting from reunification, however, is not persisting economic differences but the internal cultural divide between East and West Germans, ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published May 16th 2002 by Transaction Publishers
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Elizabeth
Jul 19, 2015 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Misleading title.

His thesis is that that East Germans are affected by the suppressed, unexamined Nazi past in a way their Western counterparts are not, and that this leads to negative social characteristics like xenophobia in the East.
He repeats his generalizations, leaping to the same conclusion each time without enough evidence to convince. Some interesting food for thought in the book, but ultimately no sale.
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