English eyes on Switzerland

His Honour points us to this recent BBC Radio 4 documentary on Switzerland, which is a fair view from abroad. With the notable exception of comrade Ziegler of course, whose rather, let's put it mildly, excentric views nobody takes seriously anymore. It is probably due to his excentricity that especially the British media seem to be so fond of him - in a jester Michael Moore kind of way. In the country, he's lost all credit, even in critical circles.

Another peculiarly English eye is represented in tiny The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss, which is an entertaining, yet no less astutely observed account of the author's years spent in Switzerland. This little book should be a must-read for every foreign visitor!

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