Sunday, March 11, 2007

Das Leben der Anderen

We saw that movie Friday night and I was bowled over. It was fantastic.

I have a slight misgiving about one plot detail (the speed with which HGW converted), but that's nothing compared to most movies. I've ordered the book and will see if it makes that point any clearer.

It's a good thing that we'll never see a regime like that again, where the government feels it has unbridled power to root out enemies from within the citizenry - the ability to arrest and hold people without charge and without habeas corpus - the ability to use "stressful" interrogation techniques on prisoners that intelligence agents suspect are enemies of the state - the ability to spy on citizens - the ability to have citizens inform on other citizens - .... That would be a horrible country to live in.


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