A vision of another Germany died with unification

October 2, 2015 5:48 PM

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In the short year of anarchy after the Wall’s fall, direct democracy flowered in Berlin

Oct. 3, 1990, was a glum day in the bastions of Berlin’s subculture: the squatted tenement buildings, the subterranean dance clubs and the late-night haunts of the artistes and free spirits who had made them their homes. Many of the underground’s habitués — eastern and western Germans, as well as ma...

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