Readings — From the June 2013 issue

Clowning Achievement

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From an open letter written in March by Bernhard Paul, founder and director of Germany’s Circus Roncalli, to Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic candidate for German chancellor, who in February referred to the Italian politicians Beppe Grillo and Silvio Berlusconi as “two clowns.” Translated from the German by Natascha Hoffmeyer.

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