East Germany has emerged as the focal point of the upheavals which have altered the face of Europe in the last few weeks. Here are all the dilemmas facing Eastern Europe at present. Will the communists really give up power? Are there stable alternative governments? Can anyone win public support to drastically reform economies while causing economic pain? Pierre Vicary was recently in East Berlin. There he spoke to opposition Neues Forum spokesperson Mike Hamburger, and disillusioned communist Werner Goldstein.
Recommended CitationVicary, Pierre, Back in GDR: A Sense of Anger, Australian Left Review, 1(114), 1990, 23-27.