A Small Country Joins the Big Game

Over the past few years I have often found it embarrassing to say I hailed from Slovakia. Long gone was the charm offensive my country had launched at the start of the new century.

Slovakia, in 2005 regarded as the “Central European tiger” due to its strong economic performance, has since followed Hungary on the path to extreme debt and state bankruptcy. Corruption scandals have claimed the resignation of a dozen government ministers.

Julia Sherwod translated my essay from the F.A.Z. for Salon. Read it here.

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