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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...

PHOTOS: Berlin Wall Photographer Looks Back On Anniversary

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Fifty years after his pictures of the Berlin Wall going up were published around the globe, former AP photographer Peter Hillebrecht s...

Childhood Vaccines: Music to the World's Ears

Bill Roedy | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Bill Roedy

Each year more than 1.7 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Childhood immunization has the power to change this. I am calling on CEOs and corporate executives to join me in the fight to reduce child mortality.

This Man Literally Makes Love To Cars

Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

Most people were happy to see the Berlin Wall fall. Though she's no Soviet, one woman regarded it like a fallen lover. Erika Eiffel, the founder of t...

Will Foreign Aid Dollars Help or Hurt Democracy in the Middle East?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

The goal of handing out foreign aid to foster "civil society" always sounds noble and well-intentioned. But you'll forgive someone like me for being skeptical about the results. There is no substitute for local knowledge. Democracy is never a simple translation.

Tough

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

Does a new U.S. President need to show he is tough by threatening or committing a violent act? Some say it's dangerous not to.

Astoria Characters: The Genial Beer Garden Host

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Larry Spacek, a Czech immigrant, was asked to manage the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, he jumped at the chance. "This is a payback to my heritage," he says.

'Berlin 1961': The Kennedy Blunders That Brought Us To The Brink Of War (PHOTOS)

Frederick Kempe | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Frederick Kempe

It was June of 1961, and the setting was neutral Vienna. This first and last Kennedy-Khrushchev summit would prove to be one of the most explosive and decisive meetings ever of the two most powerful leaders of their time.

Books: Berlin, 1961: The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books
Michael Giltz

A tense turning point of the Cold War is captured effectively with Frederick Kempe's page-turning book, a solid work of popular history that should be one of the breakout titles of the year.

Bundy and Santa Monica, Tear Down This Fence

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Ever hopeful that LA will become a more transit-oriented city complete with streets, parks and bike lanes, I am launching my own little campaign to improve LA by reopening a shuttered West LA park.

Living History: Retracing Family Roots in Berlin

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

In Berlin, I walked through history, retracing the roots of my family tree and immersing myself in the dark past of my Jewish heritage. What must it have been like to wonder if tomorrow would be better than today?

Cairo Sunshine All Around -- Reflecting on the Rebirth of My Birthplace

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raffi Cavoukian

Egypt's revolution is humanity's. And as a revolution enhanced by social media before the state silenced them, the Cairo scenario begs a question.

Can Obama (or Anyone) Make America Purple?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Crisis creates temporary unity, but the threat of catastrophe works longer and stronger to bring people together. My hope is that the tipping point has arrived.

Will the Real America Please Stand Up?

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Pakistan was still reeling from the assassination of a Punjab governor when the news broke about Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson. What does one have to do with the other? All too much.

"Only the mood music has changed": Tariq Ali on Obama's presidency

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Is president Barack Obama the change America has been waiting for or is he another corporate Democrat representing elite interests? According to Tar...

Germany Celebrates 20 Years Of Reunification (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's president celebrated the country's new-found national pride but also stressed that more needs to be done to integrate Muslim a...