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From hope to despair- why the Soviet Union collapsed

John Green reviews a book written by Hans Modrow, the last prime minister of the German Democratic Republic... [read more]

Taxi story

Reams have been written about how awful and oppressive East Germany was - a virtual slave state with Stasi surveillance informers everywhere. That image was rudely demolished in a curious way the other day... [read more]