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At a conference I recently attended there was an American professor of media studies who talked, as he extolled the role of social media, about “a new community,” “shared values,” “a forum for national debate.” So, I asked him, why was the US such a disturbingly divided society? “Well, you need to understand generational theory,” he replied. “Our” generation – that’s people over 40 – cling obsessively to dogmas and ideologies. The next generation – men and women under 40 – are, he plausibly generalised, pragmatists and problem solvers. He wasn’t referring to Germany, but he could easily have been talking about Marie-Christine Ostermann – entrepreneur, businesswoman, lobbyist, and my latest guest on Talking Germany.
DateMarch 25, 2012