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Democracy Is Not Enough

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

It has not been easy for the countries of East-Central Europe to establish stable, functioning democracies. Strong-arm leaders -- like Victor Orban in Hungary or, until recently, Vaclav Klaus in the Czech Republic -- have persistent appeal.

'Like Tearing Down An Indian Burial Ground'

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — David Hasselhoff put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, calling it a "sacred"...

WATCH: David Hasselhoff Wants To Save The Berlin Wall

Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

"Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star David Hasselhoff joined HuffPost Live Friday to talk about joining the effort to preserve a section of the Berlin W...

Berlin Wall Removal Put On Hold

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- After facing protests, a real estate developer has put on hold until at least mid-March plans to remove a piece of one of the few remaining ...

Developer Rejects Calls To Stop Removal Of Berlin Wall Art

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- A German property developer has rejected calls to halt work to remove one of the last remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, despite angry ...

Berlin's Famous Street Art Threatened

Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

A series of iconic murals painted onto the Berlin Wall are under threat of demolition, according to The Guardian. The area is known as the East Si...

The Squats of Berlin

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

But there's nothing like the feeling of urban discovery, when you stumble upon an awe-inspiring structure that makes you feel, if only for a few moments, as if you just discovered a lost city, a vanished civilization.

No Didn't Win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, But It's the Most Fun

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

No, Chile's first-ever nominee for Best Foreign film, was never going to be playing in the sixplex next to Die Hard: The Reunion Tour. But when it didn't win the Academy Award, there went the possibility that Americans will even know it exists. Let's correct that here.

Where Bulgaria Went Wrong

John Feffer | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
John Feffer

I met Ognyan Minchev 23 years ago when he participated in the Helsinki Citizens Assembly. On this occasion, we discussed Bulgarian nationalism, ethnic minority issues and the mistakes that were made more than two decades ago when Bulgaria faced several paths of transition.

A New York Institution -- Jean-Claude Baker Tells Stories From West-Berlin

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York
Lia Petridis Maiello

The heavy door to Chez Josephine in New York's theater district conceals one of the last places of its kind in the metropolis: the bohemian New York, the New York of Jean-Claude Baker.

A Divisive Cold War Museum In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

By Sophie Duvernoy BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences over how to represe...

Mozilla's Newest Office Used to Be Part of the Berlin Wall

Rachel Stern | Posted 10.08.2012 | San Francisco
Rachel Stern

For many visitors to Berlin, Germany, the remnants of the Berlin Wall have become the city's largest tourist attraction. For Mozilla, they will be part of its newest office.

Love In Europe's Naughtiest City

Robert Schrader | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The plan was to spend as many night as possible in the city's famous sex clubs and get the proverbial devil out of my system before traveling onward to Turkey and the Caucasus.

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Piece Of Cold War History?

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) held a piece of mid-20th-century history in their hands Monday night. A seller approached them with ...

Dictator's Widow Brands Regime's Victims 'Criminals'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

Margot Honecker, the widow of East Germany's communist dictator Erich Honecker, has given a defiant interview in which she defends her late husband an...

The Warm War

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

By giving a rousing "State of the Climate Address," Obama would draw a line in the sand between reason and recklessness, a line between concerned mothers and the Koch brothers.

PHOTOS: 2011: A Year Of Anniversaries

Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

Each year, Getty Images compiles its "Year in Focus", a curated collection of some of the best images of the year that were captured by Getty Images' ...

WATCH: Why Potsdamer Platz Is Berlin's Place To Be

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Having been a no man's land for many decades, Potsdamer Platz has returned to the middle of the now-reunited city. A look at what's changed and what remains the same at Berlin's ever-controversial plaza.

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.

Reflections on a Visit to Germany

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel
Diane Ravitch

Being Jewish is part of my identity. So, the question I asked myself as I packed for the trip was whether I could see Germany as it is now, not as the homeland of the Third Reich.

Berlin's 'Palace Of Tears' Reopens As Museum

Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

The Berlin passport and customs office known during the Cold War as the “Palace of Tears” was reopened this week by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a ...

Merkel Debuts New Berlin Wall Memorial

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened a permanent exhibition on Germany's Cold War past at what was once one of East Berlin's busiest border c...

Conor O'Clery's Moscow, December 25, 1991 Captures End of Soviet Union

Steve Kettmann | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Steve Kettmann

The dissolution of the Soviet empire -- and the resulting end of the Cold War -- is the single most decisive development of recent decades and yet we remain ignorant of what happened -- and why.

PHOTOS: Cold War Spy Photos Featured In German Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Though these images look as if they could have taken from the set of an upcoming James Bond film, they actually represent something disturbingly more ...

PHOTOS: LIFE Looks Back At A Divided Germany

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

Just as the post-World War II haze started to settle, Germany began erecting the Berlin Wall, a barrier which divided both the city and, ideologically...