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Re: Europaleo before the wall fell
I was amazed, Jaeger did not seemed concerned about the Stasi whom I
figured bugged his office.
1) The state didn't consider it urgent to repair the war damage to the
building (this is, slowly, being done _now_ -- as of July this year, you
can still see bullet impacts on some walls); would it really have made
it a priority to bug the offices of harmless underfunded professors who
spend their days theorizing about old bones?
2) If Jäger wasn't afraid of the Stasi, maybe he was inside. After all,
insane amounts of people were employed by it. Keep in mind that this
would not necessarily mean that he really believed in the regime;
communism is a system of thought that provides one correct answer to
every conceivable question, so if you just learn all the correct answers
by heart, you're indistinguishable from a true believer (as long as you
act like one when you're being watched).