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Tracing the Ties that Bind – Chile and East Germany’s Intersections in History

The parallels and intersections in Chile and former East Germany’s histories are uniquely fascinating. Both countries’ repressive yet ideologically adversarial dictatorships reached the heights of their power in the 70’s and 80’s and crashed to the ground between 1988 and 1990. Both hosted each others’ political exiles escaping repression in one case and prosecution inContinue reading “Tracing the Ties that Bind – Chile and East Germany’s Intersections in History”

The Distant Thunder of the 20th Century – Thoughts upon Returning from Berlin, Germany

The 20th century was a test bed for big ideas – fascism, communism, the atomic bomb. — P.J. O’Rourke At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, tourists smile and take selfies on a cool, sunny day. The air is still, and around me are gleaming new buildings housing embassies, cafes and an art academy. One wouldContinue reading “The Distant Thunder of the 20th Century – Thoughts upon Returning from Berlin, Germany”


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