Gabor Steingart

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Gabor Steingart (born 1962 in Berlin) is a German journalist and author of several popular and influential books. He is currently the chief editor of Handelsblatt, Germany's leading economic newspaper.

Life[edit]

Steingart was born 1962 in Berlin-Kreuzberg as a son of an Hungarian political asylym and a Berlin woman. He studied political science and macroeconomy at the Philipps-Universität Marburg and at Freie Universität Berlin. After finishing his university studies he went to the Georg von Holtzbrinck-Schule für Wirtschaftsjournalismus in Düsseldorf. Steingart first worked for the economic magazine Corporate Finance and after that for Wirtschaftswoche. He joined Der Spiegel as a business correspondent in 1990 and became its Berlin bureau chief in 2001 until 2007. He then moved to the United States of America and worked as the magazine's senior Washington DC correspondent. On April 5, 2010, he became the chief editor of Handelsblatt, Germany's leading economic newspaper.

Works[edit]

Steingart has authored several highly popular books. Deutschland. Der Abstieg eines Superstars (2004), in which he criticised the country's lackluster economy and the politicians' inability to reform, stayed on the bestseller lists for months. Steingart was named Wirtschaftsjournalist des Jahres (Economy journalist of the year) in 2004. His next book, Weltkrieg um Wohlstand. Wie Macht und Reichtum neu verteilt werden (2006) was published in 20 countries. A revised version (The War for Wealth) was published in the United States in 2008. The former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger described the book as "a lucid and compelling reality check". In his Spiegel columns, Steingart is a persistent and abrasive critic of U.S. President Barack Obama.[1][2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Books[edit]

  • Steingart, Gabor: Widerspruch unerwünscht. Beobachtungen aus 111 Jahren Fuldaer Zeitung, Petersberg, Zeitdruck-Verlag Möller 1984, 173 S., Ill.
  • Steingart, Gabor: Das Konzept der „wissenschaftlich-technischen Revolution“ und die Problematik individuellen Leistungsverhaltens in der DDR-Wirtschaft, Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Diplomarbeit, 1987
  • Stefan Aust; Claus Richter; Gabor Steingart. Unter Mitarbeit von Matthias Ziemann: Deutschland — Der Abstieg eines Superstars, München, Piper 2004, 279 S., Ill., ISBN 3-492-04615-0,
  • Steingart, Gabor: Die stumme Prinzessin. Ein Leben in Deutschland, München, Piper 2005, ISBN 3-492-24481-5
  • Steingart, Gabor: Weltkrieg um Wohlstand. Wie Macht und Reichtum neu verteilt werden, München, Piper 2006, ISBN 3-492-04761-0
  • Steingart, Gabor: "The War for Wealth - The True Story of Globalization, or Why the Flat World is Broken", McGraw Hill, 2008, ISBN 978-0-07-154596-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Opinion: Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  2. ^ US Foreign Policy: Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  3. ^ West Wing: The End of the Obama Revolution - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  4. ^ The Iowa Fairy Tale: Obama's Victory in Never-Never Land - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  5. ^ West Wing: The Return of Realpolitik - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  6. ^ West Wing: Change You Can't Believe In - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  7. ^ West Wing: Clinton Narrowly Ahead as Obama Fails to Clinch Center Ground - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  8. ^ West Wing : The Other Side of Barack Obama - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  9. ^ West Wing: Democrats Divided by an Obama-Shaped Wedge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
  10. ^ Obama's Mistakes: Chancellor Merkel Visits the Debt President - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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