Everything you ever wanted to know about the almost perfekt country...
For fans of Stig Abell, Helen Russell and anyone who wants to know how the world works.
A country which defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions, generous welfare. A dream location for business. Coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. You're even less likely to die of cancer there.
Perfect. Or is it?
Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. With political chaos threatening to rip Europe in two, journalist David Crouch explores how Sweden works and what we can learn from it. How can Britain weather the Brexit storm? How will Germany deal with the rising alt-right? How should the USA be conducting itself in the era of Trump?
Having lived in Sweden for five years, David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries.
British freelance journalist David Crouch moved to Sweden in 2013, settling in Gothenburg on the west coast. Previously, he was a news editor at the Financial Times in London. Now reporting mainly for the Guardian, he also teaches investigative journalism at Gothenburg University and works in corporate communications. In a previous life, he acquired a D.Phil. in the sociology of scientific knowledge. In another previous life, he was a writer and editor in Moscow.
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