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The File is Timothy Garton Ash's compelling excavation of the Stasi and the people who came into contact with it. These include his. First published in , Garton Ash's exploration of his Stasi file has the mesmeric potency of a Le Carré novel. Since that time, "Stasi" has. The British journalist Timothy Garton Ash made his reputation in the late But as we see in The File, a gracefully if rather self-consciously.


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Ash, a British citizen, was getting his doctorate from St.

Antony's College at Oxfordbut actually to report, as a journalist, on the East German dictatorship. Ash was indeed a spy, albeit a "spy" for the media, rather than for MI5 or MI6.

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Upon the reunification of Germany, the Stasi's files were largely thrown open to the public. A staggering number of people have applied, and been granted permission, to see their own files. Upon the file timothy garton ash them, they have found the file timothy garton ash and sometimes horrible truths -- wives finding that their own husbands informed on them for the Stasi, for example.

Ash tells the story of delving into his own file, and comparing the informers' reports with his own memory, or, indeed, with his diary entries from that time or with articles he then published under a pseudonym in West Berlin.

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Ash then tracked down, and interviewed, most of the informants in his file. He questioned their motives for choosing to become Stasi informers, and compared those motives and choices with his own: Ash also draws necessary and unsettling parallels between the East German citizenry's acquiescence in and participation in the file timothy garton ash communist dictatorship and the German people's in the Nazi regime.

While I was reading this book, I was absolutely staggered by one of the numbers Mr.

And it is the story of an older man looking back on the youth he once was and trying to remember and identify with him: Like the confused, ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate students who now come to my rooms in Oxford to ask me for life advice, I wanted to do everything at once: Cover stories the file timothy garton ash I told myself.

Embarrassment apart, there is the sheer difficulty of reconstructing how you really thought and felt.

Questions?

How much easier to do it to other people! How, for example, to resist the arrogant, comedic stylings of twenty-something males?

THE FILE TIMOTHY GARTON ASH EBOOK DOWNLOAD

Heavy breathing, then the line went dead. Half-an-hour later, the phone rang again and a voice said: He must have been drunk again.

THE FILE TIMOTHY GARTON ASH EBOOK DOWNLOAD

All this happened not that long ago, not so far away, and not to a political firebrand or revolutionary but to a twenty-something history student. And to many others. These include the file timothy garton ash younger self; for, as a student and journalist living and working in East Germany, he was placed under surveillance and his movements tracked and filed.

THE FILE TIMOTHY GARTON ASH EBOOK DOWNLOAD


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