In the early 1980s, I was active in the peace movement and took part in the leadership of the peace bike race Bike for Peace, from Moscow to Washington (DC). I often heard clicking noises on the phone, and I was sure I was being monitored. I thought it was uncomfortable. How did it feel then for those who were really monitored in this country, the Communists, from the 1930s until well into the 1960s? A new book provides shocking insight into a systematic survey of Norwegians.
We feel we are living in a crucial time. But how must it not have felt in the 1930s? After the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 which marked the final settlement after the First World War, it was generally political. . .
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