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CultureShock! Switzerland by Max Oettli

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“Einstein disguised as Robin Hood.”

—Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

It is very difficult to give a portrait of a people that does not slide off into caricature and become quickly dated and irrelevant. All the more so for the people of Switzerland—an entity that is, after all, a kind of compromise rather than a strong-centred nation. Think of a chocolate with a nice outer layer of hard chocolate. You bite into it and come to a soft centre which flows around in your mouth, a little oversweet; it worries the filling that’s come loose ...

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