Women had great sex under communism, according to Prof Kristen Ghodsee—twice as satisfying as women in the liberal-democratic West, by orgasm count. "The socialist state met their basic needs," says Ghodsee of the women of East Germany, which suggests that "women had more fulfilling lives during the Communist era." Presumably this contentment extended to the countless women surveilled and imprisoned by the Stasi for political crimes. "It was so easy for women before the Wall fell," rhapsodizes one of Ghodsee's thirty-something interview subjects. Quite right, says Ghodsee. We owe our sister apparatchiks in the GDR a debt of gratitude for "the liberation they imposed."