Category Archives: Berlin Wall

The Baader Meinhof Complex – Uli Edel (2009)

“The Baader Meinhof Complex (German: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) is a 2008 German film by Uli Edel in his first non-TV directorial project since 2000’s The Little Vampire. Written and produced by Bernd Eichinger, it stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

“It was neither the best nor the worst of times. But in contrast to the relative placidity of the 1950s, the events of 1968 opened up previously unimaginable vistas to people all across the globe. ‘We knew about the Paris … Continue reading

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Radical chic

“‘Radical chic’ is a term coined by journalist Tom Wolfe in his 1970 essay ‘Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s’ to describe the adoption and promotion of radical political causes by celebrities, socialites, and high society. The concept has been … Continue reading

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Rudi Dutschke

“Alfred Willi Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Dutschke (German: [ˈʁuːdi ˈdʊtʃkə]; 7 March 1940 – 24 December 1979) was a prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a ‘long march through the institutions of power’ to create radical … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John le Carré (1963)

“The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1963 Cold War spy novel by the British author John le Carré. It depicts Alec Leamas, a British agent, being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow … Continue reading

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Protests of 1968

German student leader Rudi Dutschke “The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against military and bureaucratic elites, who responded with an escalation of political repression. In capitalist countries, these protests marked … Continue reading

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No socialism is not the answer! Reappraising the politics of ’68

“February 1968. Radical leftists from all over the world are in West Berlin to attend the International Vietnam Congress. The main auditorium of the Technical University is packed to the rafters. A banner has been draped over the edge of … Continue reading

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