When I first heard about this documentary I was eager to pledge for it to be able to see it. While I am not a big movie person, I really like watching documentaries and this one, being about the current state of education in the U.S., seemed to be right up my alley. Well, I went to see it with a friend of mine last week and the beginning enthusiasm about this documentary quickly faded.
The article "Why Germany Has It So Good - and Why America Is Going Down the Drain" by Terrence McNally gives a short summary about the privileges of living in Germany before plunging in to an interview with Thomas Geoghegan. Author Thomas Geoghegan speaks about his latest book Were You Born On the Wrong Continent in which he makes the case that life in a social democracy, especially Germany, is more livable than in the U.S.
Six weeks vacation, better job security, higher economical success. Sounds good? Read the article and find out more about Goeghegan, his book and Germany.