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John Kampfner

John Kampfner: Why the Germans Do It Better

Saturday 29 May | 11am - 12pm

£4-8 + £1.50 booking fee Venue: Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

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Subtitled Notes from a Grown-Up Country, John Kampfner raises important questions for our post-Brexit landscape: why, despite its faults, Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain fails to tackle contemporary challenges?

Emerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy is undermined from its heart, Germany stands as a bulwark for decency and stability.

Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Why the Germans Do It Better is a rich and witty portrait of an eternally fascinating country – one many in the West still love to hate.

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