Fast Food Nation

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Unformatted text preview: g into Plauen are decorated with signs posted by the Deutschland Volks Union, a right-wing party. “Germany for the Germans,” the signs say. “Jobs for Germans, Not Foreigners.” Neo-Nazi skinheads have thus far not caused much trouble in Plauen, though a black person today needs real courage to walk the city’s streets at night. The opposition to American fast food voiced by many environmentalists and left-wing groups does not seem to be shared by German groups on the far right. When I asked an employee at the McDonald’s in Plauen if the restaurant had ever been the target of neo-Nazis, she laughed and said there’d never been any threats of that kind. People in the area did not consider McDonald’s to be “foreign.” Around the time that Plauen got its McDonald’s in 1990, a new nightclub opened in a red brick building on the edge of town. “The Ranch” has an American flag and a Confederate flag hanging out front. Inside there’s a long bar, and the walls are decorated wit...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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