Bertelsmann Expose Stirs Controversy in Germany

In Global Trade Talk by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary A book published last week by Campus Verlag is causing quite a fuss at Bertelsmann headquarters in G├╝tersloh. Bertelsmannrepublik Deutschland is a critical look at the close personal ties between Bertelsmann AG, the corporation, and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, or foundation. The author, Thomas Schuler, particularly calls into question the foundation’s non-profit status and the substantial tax breaks …