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Bruce Allen

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Germany East: Dissent and Opposition

Bruce Allen


This work on the scope of dissent in East Germany integrates the post World War II uprising and the birth of the oppositional forces with the 1980s social change movements. Two new chapters in this revised edition discuss developments since the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Bruce Allen proves the existence of an internal opposition…a timely contribution to a long neglected topic… - Montreal Mirror

… the book is documented thoroughly enough to satisfy the professional researcher, and is readable enough to allow general readers to see dissent for what it is: the inevitable uprising of a suffering people. - Books in Canada

Germany East is a refreshing glimpse into life beyond the rusting iron curtain… his (Allen's) account of the blossoming of imaginative independent ecological initiatives is most exciting. - Peace Magazine

… a useful brief survey of dissent in East Germany… - Small Press

… well written…designed to inform and encourage solidarity among political activists in the west. It will also provide undergraduates with reliable information on the historical background of dissent in the GDR. - Choice Magazine

… debunks the notion that the Berlin Wall was brought down by spontaneous protest. - Social Policy

Bruce Allen, an autoworker and trade-union activist, is author of numerous articles on development in Central and Eastern Europe. He has traveled widely, interviewing key activists and has attended many related international conferences.

1989 (revised edition): 191 pages, biography

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