About Rainer Zitelmann

Dr Rainer Zitelmann is a German historian and sociologist. His latest book, Dare to Be Different and Grow Rich, has recently been published.

2019 Articles

Germany's SPD following Labour's footsteps
Germany's SPD following Labour's footsteps
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have just elected Norbert Walter-Borjans, the former finance minister of north Rhine-Westphalia, and Saskia Esken, a [...]
December 2, 2019
South Korea is shifting to the left, but pro-capitalists are fighting back
South Korea is shifting to the left, but pro-capitalists are fighting back
At this year’s Cannes film festival, the South Korean director Bong Joon-ho was awarded the coveted Palme d’Or for his [...]
June 10, 2019
Dream or nightmare? When Sweden was still a socialist country
Dream or nightmare? When Sweden was still a socialist country
Socialists in the United States and Great Britain often cite the Nordic countries as socialist role models. What they have failed [...]
May 12, 2019
The backlash against the Notre Dame donations reveals France’s culture of social envy
The backlash against the Notre Dame donations reveals France’s culture of social envy
Within the last week, French people have donated €1bn for the reconstruction of Notre Dame. Most of the money has [...]
April 24, 2019
The socialism delusion ensures the survival of this toxic ideology
The socialism delusion ensures the survival of this toxic ideology
Soscialism was declared dead after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc states in the early 1990s. [...]
April 17, 2019
Personality traits of self-made millionaires: What really makes them tick?
Personality traits of self-made millionaires: What really makes them tick?
Many people want to get rich, as demonstrated by the countless “get rich quick” guides out there. What's extraordinary is [...]
January 16, 2019