Hubertus Knabe tours the deep dark world of the East German state security agency known as Stasi. Uniquely powerful at spying on its citizens, until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the Stasi masterminded a system of surveillance and psychological pressure that kept the country under control for decades. Mister Knabe studies the Stasi — and was spied on by them. He shares stunning details from the fall of a surveillance state, and shows how easy it was for neighbor to turn on neighbor.
Many people these days say they have nothing to hide. That is of course good for the Angels among us. But what will you do when the rules change? What if what you do today is legit but tomorrow a reason to hang you? Maybe you do not care (nor understand).