Bruno Kreisky is without a doubt one of Austria’s most influential politicians of all time. In office for 13 years, the late chancellor carried out substantial modernisation measures in the 1970s. Feared for brilliantly outmanoeuvring all opposition, Kreisky still has many admirers.
In 2011, retired diplomat and Kreisky assistant Wolfgang Petritsch published a book about the social democratic icon. “Bruno Kreisky. Die Biogafie” deservedly sold well as it offers a comprehensive overview on his achievements but also intense insights on personal aspects.
Now Petritsch presents “Ich bin der Meinung… Bruno Kreisky – Sprüche und Widersprüche”, a collection of Kreisky quotes.
Many of Kreisky’s infamous statements are without a doubt amusing. But at merely 80 pages, “Ich bin der Meinung…” unfortunately lacks subtlety and substance.
Ich bin der Meinung… Bruno Kreisky – Sprüche und Widersprüche
By Wolfgang Petritsch
Published by Ueberreuter (www.ueberreuter.at)