Cover up. Deny. Sit it out. Salami tactics: This is how politicians deal with wrong political decisions and personal missteps. Recently, mistakes have also become known offensively, but only when they are publicized and the criticism becomes massive. Thus, it is not the mistake itself that develops political explosive power, but the way it is handled. The consequences are political disgruntlement and mistrust.
Helene Bubrowski analyzes misconduct, scandals, and resignations of politicians. She clearly shows the often aggravating role of the media and outlines what a better culture of error could look like.
It is high time to rethink, because courage is needed for the big tasks. The fear of making mistakes paralyzes political innovation.
An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with dtv and the Thalia bookstore.
(Program in German)