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New myth busting book about the Swiss hits the shelves

Local News // Oct. 18, 2016
New myth busting book about the Swiss hits the shelves

Switzerland is often accused of being dull, predictable and rule -bound, but a new book by Irish-Swiss author Clare O'Dea promises to change the way we think about modern Switzerland.

The Naked Swiss – A Nation Behind 10 Myths,” examines the truth behind some of the clichés, dismantling positive myths such as the Swiss are rich, brilliant and have the perfect democracy.

But it also assesses the negative one, like the Swiss are crooked bankers and xenophobic.

Katy Dartford spoke to O'Dea about the book:

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