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Stefan Heym Quotes

Today, when we live in a what is called Western democracy here ... youre not taken seriously all the time. You can write what you want because nobody cares about it. But at that time, they cared very much about what you wrote, so thats an entirely different feeling.
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If you live in a system that is suppressive, you don't walk upright, you always go with your head down.

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People in the East looked toward the West with longing. They would have liked to have the same comforts, the same goods, the same chances. They saw a system that demanded of them sacrifices with nothing but promises for the future.

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I disapproved of the fact that the government here refused to adopt the few reforms that Gorbachev put over in the field of media and the field of culture.

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And one of the worst effects was that by suppressing critical thought, it also suppressed critical thought in the field of economics and hampered the development of economics - and the country would fall back further and further in the economic competition with the West.

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I certainly hoped that in the Eastern part of Germany, what was just beginning to be called the German Democratic Republic, you would develop a system of socialism with freedom and democracy.

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I did not oppose unification, I knew unification would have to come, but not in the form in which it did come. There were two ways of doing it and they took it the radical way, the forceful way.

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I was in psychological warfare in World War II, so I know psychological warfare when I see it.

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The idea of a socialism with a human face was something that I absolutely could support, because it was my idea from the very first.

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