Letter From the German Democratic Republic

Authors

  • Peter Marcuse

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-042-03-1990-07_4

Keywords:

Marxism

Abstract

Wende is the term used in East Germany to describe what has happened here in the last months. The literal translation is "turn" or "change," and it can mean a bend in the road as well as a complete turn-around. Just what it was that changed, how big the change was, whether there were not indeed more changes then than one—one newspaper headlined its summary of the second 100 days since the fall of Honecker as "the Wende in the Wende"—and why the change came about, are still hotly debated questions here. The events are relatively clear; the interpretation not so.

Published

1990-07-04

Issue

Section

Articles