She had no idea how deep the ditch was. How much her mother’s faith in politics had disappeared. “I don’t believe in almost anything anymore,” the 71-year-old admits to her daughter, journalist Anita Blasberg, at the beginning of the pandemic. She believes in the seriousness of the situation just as little as in the sense of lockdown and the obligation to wear masks. A confession that shook Blasberg. For decades she had experienced her mother as a politically committed woman, convinced of social progress.

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