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The Baader-Meinhof Group: The Inside Story of a Phenomenon by Stefan Aust

The RAF (Red Army Faction – aka. The Baader-Meinhof Group, or ‘Gang’) did more than just kidnappings, bombings, hostage-taking, murder – it made an historical intervention into the political story of a difficult chapter of German history. Its particular importance … Continue reading

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Stasiland by Anna Funder: A Journalistic Take on East Germany’s Good Old, Bad Old Days

This book is a journalistic voyage into how the lives of East German citizens were affected by their secret police during and after the Cold War. I assumed from the cover that this book would historically chart the establishment and … Continue reading

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