August 11th, 2015
Episode 238 of 628 episodes
Bruce Shapiro reports from the US.East Germany, or the GDR, remained a bastion of Stalinism long after Kruschev began the process of de-Stalinisation in 1956. The process of book publishing was an extremely slow and very repressive, and yet a great number of East German writers remained committed to their socialist convictions, in spite of state censorship. In fact, they boasted a unique, even superior, East German literature. Bruce Shapiro reports from the US. Historian Robert Darnton returns to discuss Censors at work and focuses this week on censorship in East Germany.
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