Fly the Flag!

Why we need the black, red and gold today more than ever

Original Title: Flagge zeigen!

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0133-2
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: January 18, 2021
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Enrico  Brissa - Fly the Flag!


Why we mustn't let extremists take over our national symbols

Why is it that so many Germans still have mixed feelings about their flag? What do we really think of our national symbols today? When Enrico Brissa takes part in an 'openness and tolerance' march through Berlin carrying both the German and the European flag, he encounters hate and bewilderment – and a demonstration promoting the values embodied by our constitution ends up with him running the gauntlet. What happened? Why is our relationship with Germany's national symbols still so problematic?

In this personal book, Enrico Brissa, long-standing head of protocol for Germany's president and parliament, argues passionately for a lived constitutional patriotism – and explains how the black, red and gold keeps us together, and why we mustn't relinquish our national symbols to extremists.


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