Mutti Knows Best

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

I was resolved to socially distance myself from yet another book about grown-up Germany and her exemplary achievements. Stephen Green’s Reluctant Meister from five years ago still reverberated in my memory as perhaps one paean too many. Don’t get me wrong: I am not belittling the tremendous progress Germans made after 1945, rebuilding from rack and […]

Stemming the Brain Drain

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

David Goodhart has long been interested in a particularly acute set of modern dilemmas: commitment or exit; staying or moving; community or market. He has already added ‘somewhere or anywhere’ to that list. These tensions provide a useful way of thinking about the impact of long-term structural changes in the

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