The Guardian can’t quite bring itself to say it, can it?
When Joerg Winger did his military service in West Germany, he was given the job of snooping on Russian troops stationed in the GDR, or East Germany, the authoritarian regime on the other side of the iron curtain.
Authoritarian? Sure. But why not use the more common socialist?
Because most of those who read and write The Guardian still think socialism is a pretty good idea – despite the very evidence in the article. Actually, some of them, because of……