The Swiss & The Germans - A Love-Hate Relationship
The Germans love Switzerland's banking secrecy and mountains but don't take the Swiss themselves altogether seriously. Meanwhile, the German-speaking Swiss are resolute in their hatred of the "big canton". And while references to Swiss inferiority complexes and German arrogance abound, an intelligent analysis has been lacking until now. In this anthology, writers such as Adolf Muschg, Dietrich Schwanitz, Hanna Johansen and others examine the relationship between the two countries in the areas of literature, language, theatre, the arts, sports, politics and media, combining their provocative findings with personal experience.