Why lhe land that stood against Communism for 40 years is now anti-anti-Communist

Florian Henkel Von Donnersmarck’s “The Lives of Other People,” a finely made and moving portrayal of the crushing of humanity under the German Democratic Republic, curiously avoids any direct criticism of the Communist ideology and system. As discussed here, that avoidance may be one of the reasons for the movie’s positive reception by the pro-leftist movie industry and its Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. Calamitas, a German woman, adds it’s impossible to criticize Communism in today’s Germany. I asked her why the former West Germany, which was at the forefront of the Cold War, would now be anti-anti-Communist, and here is her answer.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 14, 2007 02:42 PM | Send

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