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A never-before-told account of the Berlin Wall’s crash narrated through the divided city’s street artists, impresarios, and underground agitators. Hockenos, who lived in Berlin during these momentous times, offers us an original chronicle of the upending of communism and the permissive years of artistic ferment and pirate utopias when protest and idealism, DIY techno clubs and sprawling squats, were the…

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A lively biography of Germany’s street-rebel-turned-statesman Joschka Fischer and gripping, from-below history of postwar Germany. The story begins in the ruins of postwar Germany and guides us through the flashpoints of the late sixties and seventies, from the student protests and the terrorism of the Baader-Meinhof group to the evolution of Europe’s premier Green party, and brings us up to…

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In all of the attempts to make sense of the wars in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, one crucial factor has always been overlooked: the decisive roles played by exile groups and émigré communities in fanning the flames of nationalism and territorial ambition. Based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and South America, these groups helped provide the ideologies,…

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Free to Hate

Routledge

Combining first-hand reporting, original documentation, and political analysis, Free to Hate is the first major work in English to investigate the rise of the ultra-nationalist and radical right-wing movements that have swept Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. In this powerful volume, Hockenos provides an account of the emergence and contemporary relevance of far right movements in countries including Germany,…

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