Konrad Werner: Berlin's inferiority complex



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I love Wowi

That's all I have to say basically

Jacinta Nandi more than 3 years ago


You may be right, but not so long ago Wowereit was being touted as a possible new SPD chancellor candidate. Things gone quiet on that front now.

Benjamin Knight more than 3 years ago

Good shout Sweetman

Was wondering how to complete the Oedipal analogy, but everything I thought of was too rude.

Benjamin Knight more than 3 years ago

Aufbau Ost cost much more

1.3 billion, actually, if you add it all up

Maurice T Frank more than 3 years ago

So if the airport is Berlins father,

and we want to kill it, does that make the schloss its porky mother that we secretly want to make love to? I bet that monstrosity will be finished in time.

Sweetman more than 3 years ago


I did realize Berling got such a high proportion of the East German development funds.

I thought the argument for the inferior quality of Berlin's political class, was that they were basically hangovers (literally) from the pre-Wende when Berlin was a political backwater. Nowdays, it's in interests of Federal politicians to keep the quality of politians in Berlin poor so they won't compete federally. Unlike say in the UK where the London major is directly competing with the PM.

RadiantFlux more than 3 years ago

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