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The Resource The almost nearly perfect people : the truth about the Nordic miracle, Michael Booth

The almost nearly perfect people : the truth about the Nordic miracle, Michael Booth

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The almost nearly perfect people : the truth about the Nordic miracle
Title
The almost nearly perfect people
Title remainder
the truth about the Nordic miracle
Statement of responsibility
Michael Booth
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian --
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Booth, Michael
Dewey number
914.804712
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Scandinavians
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
Label
The almost nearly perfect people : the truth about the Nordic miracle, Michael Booth
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17505859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780224089623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016547022
  • (StEdALDL)1/3128132
  • (OCoLC)864085666
Label
The almost nearly perfect people : the truth about the Nordic miracle, Michael Booth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17505859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780224089623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016547022
  • (StEdALDL)1/3128132
  • (OCoLC)864085666

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