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The Age of Terrorism 
by Walter Laqueur.
Weidenfeld, 385 pp., £17.95, March 1987, 9780297791157
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The Baader-Meinhof Group: The Inside Story of a Phenomenon 
by Stefan Aust, translated by Anthea Bell.
Bodley Head, 552 pp., £12.95, June 1987, 0 370 31031 4
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... The true puzzle lies with those numerous terrorist groups whose ends are not remotely realisable. Stefan Aust has provided a remarkable picture of one such, the Baader-Meinhof – he does not explain why he calls his account an ‘inside story’, though clearly he was close to many of the principal actors – but at the end the puzzle remains. Andreas ...

In Berlin

Philip Oltermann, 5 July 2012

... with its enemies from the student movement of the 1960s, and some of them are now on the payroll: Stefan Aust, the former Spiegel editor who wrote the definitive history of the Baader-Meinhof gang, is writing a history of the paper. Springer modelled Bild on the Mirror, and one of the paper’s priorities is to address the worries of the workers who read ...


Peter Wollen: Baader Meinhof Studies, 5 April 2001

Gerhard Richter: ‘October 18, 1977’ 
edited by Robert Storr.
Museum of Modern Art, 151 pp., £30, November 2000, 0 87070 023 5
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... rather than transfiguring them into paintings.* Proll began to assemble the images in 1985, when Stefan Aust commissioned her to find photographs as illustrations for The Baader-Meinhof Group: The Inside Story of a Phenomenon, but her own volume provides much fuller visual documentation, including, for example, the extraordinary press photograph of one ...

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