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Author: Oskar Lafontaine
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Polity ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the English-language edition of what has become one of the most controversial books in German politics today. Oskar Lafontaine was the leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party and finance minister in Gerhard Schroder's government until he suddenly resigned in March 1999. Lafontaine's left-wing commitments brought him into conflict with Schroder's endorsement of third way politics and with his attempt to
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oskar Lafontaine; Gerhard Schröder; Oskar Lafontaine; Gerhard Schröder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oskar Lafontaine
ISBN: 0745625819 9780745625812 0745625827 9780745625829
OCLC Number: 43913306
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the English edition. Preface. 1. In the Wake of Willy Brandt. 2. A New Economic and Fiscal Policy. 3. The Rush to Lower Taxation. 4. The Election Campaign. 5. Red Socks -- Red Hands. 6. Running for Federal Office. 7. My Friendship with Gerhard SchrA*der. 8. Hammering out the Governmenta s Programme. 9. Choosing a Team. 10. The Formation of a Coalition Government. 11. The Red--Green Coalition. 12. Getting off on the Wrong Foot. 13. The Elections in Hesse. 14. Germany and France. 15. International Fiscal Policy. 16. My Resignation. 17. The War in Kosovo. 18. The Medium is the Message. 19. Flexibility. 20. The Third Way is a Route to Nowhere. 21. A Glimpse of the Future. Index.
Other Titles: Herz schlägt links.
Responsibility: Oskar Lafontaine ; translated by Ronald Taylor.

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