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Schroeder Shredded

Singer and poet Wolf Biermann is one of the legends of the old East German opposition (he was thrown out of the country in 1976). DPA is reporting that Biermann (the son of a communist murdered by the Nazis) is attacking German chancellor Schroeder as a “National Pacifist.” In Biermann’s view, Schroeder’s “opportunism” is worse than the Daladier/Chamberlain appeasement of the 1930s. “Their appeasement policy was wrong, but at least they were serious. There was no historical experience to go on…Schroeder’s appeasement policy is under that level. It’s worse than a mistake. It’s a crime.”

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