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Berlin Wall 1989

Dispatch from Berlin: Forgetting Why the Wall Fell

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

We still pursue the illusion that democracy can be imposed from without. That's not how it happened then, and it isn't how it happens now: not in the German Democratic Republic and not in Iraq or Afghanistan either.


Ana Menendez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ana Menendez

I was 19 when the Berlin Wall fell. The free world cheered. But not my family.