Oh God, Switzerland
In the last 50 years, Switzerland has changed faster than ever before. Its intellectuals suffered from the narrowness of the small multiracial state whose "wooden floors" dampened the dialogues of cultures as well as those between intellect and power. When the world celebrated the end of the Cold War and France the 200th anniversary of the Revolution, Switzerland commemorated the mobilisation at the beginning of World War II. And at the World Exhibition in Seville, the Swiss presented themselves with the slogan: "La Suisse n'existe pas".
Only the demands of the Jewish World Congress have wakened Switzerland from the sleep of the just and forced it to confront the truth. Today the deficits resulting from an incomplete assessment of the past become visible - and are being addressed. Switzerland treats its post-war neuroses. overcomes the depression of the 90s, and redefines itself between EU und EURO, UNO and NATO.