January 30, 2013

Berlin's Success Is London's Failure

Stefano Casertano, The European

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Moving around Europe for the last three years has proven to be the best way to develop bipolar disorder. Berlin reminds me of what the twenties might have been like: a buzzing and bustling city, with artists, start-up entrepreneurs (sometimes one person can fill both roles), flooded with people from all over the world despite the grammatical torture inflicted on foreigners by the German language. By comparison, Italy and Spain look like the sinking Titanics of the European flotilla – with the added difficulty that there’s not even money to pay the band to keep playing as people drown in the economic quagmire.

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