July 11, 2007

stasi: of things gone but not forgotten

the lives of others was one of the great films of last year. it's about so many important things and crafted in such a delicate and sophisticated way that it defies description in what has become a very succinct blog of mine. i found the movie particularly relevant because of the time i spent in berlin visiting mosman a few years ago. somehow one of the things that we missed was the stasi museum, the former stasi HQ that is featured in the film. here are david byrne's reflections after visiting it, and they are fascinating. if i haven't told you the college story of my spy professor, you must remind me next time we meet.

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