Tag: Stasi

Why Germany Must Spy on the Turks

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For over a year, Germans have expressed mounting outrage at revelations of American espionage in their country. The opportunity to shake one’s head and wag one’s finger, especially at uncouth Americans, is one that many Germans enjoy, and Washington’s eavesdropping on

REVIEW: Stasiland

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By Anna Funder. London, UK: Granta Books, 2003. 288 pages. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I have a confession to make. I was at first put off by the title of this book.[1] It sounded so reductive, as if one might sum up East

REVIEW: The Stasi Files. East Germany’s Operations Against Britain

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By Anthony Glees. London, UK: Free Press, 2003. 461 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The East German security police, the notorious Stasi whose reign of terror ended when the Communist system collapsed in 1989, was the offspring of two separate traditions of state

REVIEW: The Stasi. Myth and Reality

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By Mike Dennis. London, UK: Pearson Education Limited, 2003. 269 pages. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Confused Octopus: The Stasi in East Germany. In The Stasi: Myth and Reality, Mike Dennis investigates, through historical records, the rise, maintenance, and fall of the East