Thanks for the well researched article. Like many Germans I got Sarrazin´s book from Amazon three days before it was publicly available and -all- political parties and -all- “quality media” unleashed the Tsunami. It was meet by an uproar of informed Germans, who actually had read the book and clearly could see the spin (and that the politicians had not). Sarrazin has the intellectual means, the brand name to be heard, and nerve to tell the truth. After the dirty water resided, all experts came up empty handed. The 463 pages (not exactly a page turner) reflect reality, rely on scientific sound sources and give good recommendations. This is now an issue of freedom of speech, and emperors without clothes.