»German scandals are not like other scandals. The bouquet of a classic German scandal contains unmistakable notes: a rabbit-hole impenetrability, the implication of an entire guilt-ridden society, and, most importantly, a sense that the controversy says something essential about Germany as a whole. German scandals are collectivized. They are about a belief in German difference, for good or ill.«​​​​​​​
Illustration for Adrian Daub's article "The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal".
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