by Stefanie Claudia Müller, Madrid
Begoña Quesada is a Spanish journalist and writer who worked for many years in International politics. Even though she belongs to a very educated part of the Spanish society it is difficuilt for her, just as for everyone, to not see another country through stereotypes. The young mother lives with her family in Munich where life even for somone from Cologne can be very different. In that sense “Alemania, el país imprescindible” plays with old clichés which we relate to Germany like the obsession to plan everything and the eagerness to work well, but there are also some interesting and deeper insights about the German culture apart from these already very much described stereotypes that make this book valuable to read.