Klaus Brinkbäumer Fri, 6th November 2020, 8:00 pm facts and fiction The American disaster Literature American democracy was once considered indestructible. It survived slavery, the Civil War and other racial riots, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Watergate. But now the United States is in the middle of a second, new civil war, fought with media weapons. The book by the two top journalists Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby reports directly from the American front. Klaus Brinkbäumer went to New York in 2007 as a correspondent for the SPIEGEL. From 2015 to 2018 he was editor-in-chief of SPIEGEL and publisher of SPIEGEL ONLINE. In 2019 he was appointed to the board of trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. He lives in New York.