Historical Dimensions of the Euro Crisis

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Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

Jonathan Zatlin, winner of last year’s DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies in the field of Economics at AICGS’ annual Global Leadership Award Dinner, recently co-wrote an article for Salon.com arguing that because German policymakers view the European financial crisis as the result of southern actions, they are unable to confront the real crisis, which resides in an imbalance of trade between European states. Moreover, Zatlin argues that German elites view their southern counterparts as inherently different and less industrious, inhibiting their willingness to compromise.

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