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Letters from Orestes

Yesterday, braving the cold rain, my friend GB and I took something of a history tour by walking the length of one monumental street and drinking coffee in one famous café. This kind of historical detritus is rather easy to find in Berlin: the reminders of the Nazi era, the destruction rained on the city at the end of World War II, the slavish architecture of the emergent Soviet satellite, the wall and the decay of the eastern zone, the collapse of the wall, the resurgence of East Berlin as a place of illuminating new architecture, the re-emergence of Berlin and Germany itself as unified entities. It’s everywhere to be seen, sometimes all in the same street.

After the Soviet occupation, the street became Stalin Allee, a name that would not have been uttered politely a few years earlier. Then, when it came to pass that honoring him was no…

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