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by Mitya New

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  • ISBN 1860643000
  • ISBN13 978-1860643002
  • Language English
  • Author Mitya New
  • Publisher I. B. Tauris (August 15, 1997)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats lit lrf rtf azw
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1732 kb
  • Size Fb2 1145 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 269

An iconoclastic portrait of a country and its society which has probably basked too long in a placid, cosy, post-war image as a land of cleanliness, godliness and good order. Through the device of oral history, this book investigates Swiss politicians, generals, industrialists and other characters.

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MegaStar
This book is really quite remarkable in one sense. Switzerland is a tough country to unwrap because of its homogeneity and its citizen's solidarity...okay "insularity." And Mitya New has exceptional access to key personnel in the "unwrapped" topics. The book comprises a series of interviews with just the right people. There are a couple of problems, though. First, the author doesn't weave a cohesive theme throughout the book; it's a somewhat disjointed coverage of as dissimilar topics as recovering Holocaust victim's assets and the social experiment known as "Needle Park." It's second failing is that there is essentially no editorial content; the speakers' words are presented verbatim, as they were recorded. Yet, considering the multiple objectives the author apparently had, many of them were probably achieved. The articles on Platspitz are excellent; you really feel as though you are standing there in the park with the addicts. And listening to the President of UBS talk about money laundering...well, let's put it like this: criminals will take comfort. And Holocaust money? "We already found it all in the sixties and returned it." Because of this book's scattershot topical coverage, you may want to buy it for any of several reasons. Generally, you shouldn't be disappointed.
Vichredag
Interesting book......Price including delivery to Spain was cheap in comparison to the prices being charged by other suppliers
Jwalextell
Mitya New, a Reuters correspondent in Switzerland for five years, goes beneath the surface of "neutrality, banks and gnomes, mountains, chocolate and cuckoo clocks" to consider aspects of Swiss life generally unknown to outsiders.
The author interviews such varied figures as "Mr. Swatch" (Nicholas Hayek), and Rakra Tethong a Tibetan refugee leader, who discuss everything from WWII anti-Semitism to modern drug addiction, tuberculosis, and banking practices, with a frankness that belies the Swiss reputation for reticence about social ills. The variety of respondents assures a varied perspective in this welcome exploration of a surprisingly complex country.

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Beazerdred
Mitya New, a Reuters correspondent in Switzerland for five years, goes beneath the surface of "neutrality, banks and gnomes, mountains, chocolate and cuckoo clocks" to consider aspects of Swiss life generally unknown to outsiders.
The author interviews such varied figures as "Mr. Swatch" (Nicholas Hayek), and Rakra Tethong a Tibetan refugee leader, who discuss everything from WWII anti-Semitism to modern drug addiction, tuberculosis, and banking practices, with a frankness that belies the Swiss reputation for reticence about social ills. The variety of respondents assures a varied perspective in this welcome exploration of a surprisingly complex country.

(The "score" rating is a feature of the page. This reviewer does not "score" books.)
Nidor
I greatly admire an author who has shown, that a critical listener can convey a far more lucid and revelating view of a country's true nature than most "critical" writers.
Hamburg, December 1999