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In the sequence “The Public Defender” we communicate out for folks, animals, issues or habits which can be criticized and rejected by many. This article is a part of ZEIT am Wochenende, difficulty 25/2024.

Because Germany is usually a touchingly neurotic nation, it’s at the moment sinking into self-doubt once more. Fortunately, folks from the remainder of Europe are visiting for the European Football Championship, and a few of them had been clearly stunned that in lots of eating places and retailers you can’t pay by card, solely in money, as that’s terribly old style. Parts of the nation additionally discover this embarrassing, as a result of Germany is a spot of progress and so forth, and reporters will quickly be despatched out throughout the nation to ask round within the so-called restaurant scene how it may be that helloooo, it's 2024, as if dates had been an argument for something.