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I have a fascination for the old German Democratic Republic, a weird retro itch, a hankering for the edginess of times gone. I first set foot in this bizarrely timeless statelette as it was in its death throws, its regime clinging to power with supreme efforts of denial. 215 more words
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Screenplay: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Captain Gerd Wiesler’s service was called upon by the Stasi due to his experience in investigative surveillance.731 more words
Last week, one of you commented asking me to elaborate on the term “debauchery”, which I used in a previous post (http://pujaguha.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/each-of-us-can-have-multiple-lives-if-we-choose/). I’ve been struggling intermittently today, trying to think about what I would say about this. 641 more words
German has a word for someone who exhibits this sort of behavior: Arschloch.
Mea culpa, I plead guilty to the symptoms of this malaise more than once in my life, but the one instance that sticks out most in memory is in the spring of 1969 on a trip to Berlin. 1,241 more words