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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting critique on trajectory of the German state, 9 Sept. 2010
This review is from: DEUTSCHLAND SCHAFFT SICH AB (Hardcover)
First off quite a lot has been written about this book and it's unsurprisingly divisive and yes there are elements that most people will find hard to agree with no matter how persuasively argued but that shouldn't detract from the vast majority of what is being argued in the book. Germany needs to think carefully what she wants of her future. He merely points out what's already happening, largely fact based.

Also its fairly clear he likes Jews, not known as underachievers, secondly and crucially he does not suggest (unlike what you will read from other reviewers) that Muslims are inferior, rather his objections are cultural and political. This is a very important distinction, lost on so many.

You may not agree but to dismiss everything doesn't help what a debate that needs to be had. Judging by the sales and polls so far, Germans seem to agree.
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Initial post: 16 Nov 2010 12:30:30 GMT
hello please can you tell me if this is available in English translation thank you

Posted on 5 Dec 2010 23:31:50 GMT
This has not been translated unto English but will do well if it is. It could be read with Christopher Caldwell's Revolution in Europe. Its good in a Democracy(?) to get different points of view on a situation. I have found a couple of non-conformist reviews that give a different perspective.

http://sarahmaidofalbion.blogspot.com/2010/12/frank-elliss-review-of-germany.html

http://sarahmaidofalbion.blogspot.com/2010/12/response-to-david-goodharts-review-of.html

Posted on 21 Dec 2010 20:35:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2010 20:36:06 GMT
Amazon-Kunde says:
I can tell you something, only he says that the muslims are inteferior, it doesn't mean at all that he likes Jews. I know his work quite well in German Politics and what he really afraid about is, is the descreasing numbers of Germans in Germany who have work and the increasing numbers of foreigners (especially from Turkey) who cost the country money, are against the western culture, are violent against Germans and they don't even try to learn the German language or want to integrate into the German society. I think he is right with his strict arguments and the truth of his words, Germany needs this since a long time...

Posted on 20 Jan 2011 20:48:37 GMT
Jack Oh says:
I hear so much about this book and looking forward to reading it in English if it becomes available. Having lived several years in Germany, the real problem that I've seen is there is no effort made largely by the Turkish community to integrate. This may be related to Turks are insular, i.e. they don't integrate with other Moslums, say from Iraq, Arabia etc.
I would love to read what this guy's take on that.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2011 23:12:45 BDT
Tobin says:
It is true that not everyone who does not like Muslims automatically likes Jews. However, Mr. Sarazzin indeed does.

It should be pointed out that he also speaks about other aspects of German society that are deteriorating, such as that only people depending on the state still have children (be they German or not), whereas those that do work, and especially those that earn well, cannot afford having children - simply because in Germany this means that you have to give up your job. Another valid point that was simply drowned in the discussion about this book - if it even deserves the label "discussion" and not "mindless propaganda".
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