Taut Spy Thriller Set in 1983 Divided Germany Shows The Cynicism of Cold Warrior Games (Deutschland 83)

The author is writing a series of articles for RI about propaganda in the entertainment media.  He maintains a website called Prole Center, dedicated to advancing socialist ideas.

Source: Taut Spy Thriller Set in 1983 Divided Germany Shows The Cynicism of Cold Warrior Games (Deutschland 83)

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5 Responses to Taut Spy Thriller Set in 1983 Divided Germany Shows The Cynicism of Cold Warrior Games (Deutschland 83)

  1. beetleypete says:

    I doubt I will see this in the near future, as I understand Sundance TV is a US-only cable channel. Even if it was imported here, I do not have satellite TV, so am unlikely to see it. From what you write about it, I doubt I would enjoy it that much. As I visited the GDR when it still existed, I saw little to give truth to much of the propaganda about the country.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Prole Center says:

    As always, thanks for your input, Pete. Sadly, I never got to actually visit a socialist country myself. I guess there’s still time; there are a few still around.

  3. beetleypete says:

    It might be nice to get to see Cuba, before there’s a Subway and Starbucks on every corner! Regards from England. Pete.

  4. Corinne Roussel says:

    Prole, this one is just for you. It’s again about “Love, Marriage and Imperialism” (sorry if I insist, but I like my communism well defined so as not to stray too far from the doctrine). I’ve deleted your relevant post by mistake, so I have to comment here, in an earlier post of yours that I found in my e-mails

    Lenin was married, as was Marx, Stalin, Castro, Trotsky, Ho Chi Minh, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Che Guevara, Bakunin, Mao, Deng Xiaoping, etc. I am hard-put to find a Communist leader who wasn’t. Engels, maybe – but then, he stayed with the same woman during all her life. Are you sure they were “influenced by religion”? I understand that, given their society, Anglo-saxons have trouble coping with ideas like long-term commitment (there is no faith in love, either among men or women, in ultraliberal countries) but for Goodness sake, please please, let’s try not to warp communism by making it into what it has never been. Communism provides safety for all the members of society – the safety of a job, house, health services, proper education for all the children, etc. Nobody is left behind. That was what makes it strong. You cannot provide safety if you don’t provide the very foundation of the peace of mind: emotional security. And that’s through loving, being loved and resting assured your loved one won’t drop you. In other terms, through marriage. All the communist countries fully understood that. That’s why none ever banned marriage – au contraire.

    Thank you for your commitment to socialist ideas. Cheers!

  5. Prole Center says:

    I’m with you. I’m actually married, myself. This article was written by Andre Vltchek. He was pretty down on the idea of marriage in this piece, but I think his main point was to criticize the American, Christian, bourgeois institution of marriage in particular.

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