When size sucks

A couple of years ago, a bookseller sent me ‘a little gem of a book’, namely The Making of the Euro by Claudio Hils. This is a somewhat humourless coffee-table hardback which is only partially redeemed by one or two beautiful photographs of printing presses. It recounts the literal making of the euro, and it is all pure hubris. Take, for example, this introduction by Dr Jürgen Linden, lord mayor of the city of Aachen in Germany..

When size sucks