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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...

Gdansk, the Domino that Toppled the Berlin Wall

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Storozynski

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a struggle between capitalism and communism, ready to annihilate each other...

Gates, Mullen Signal Chain of Command: Stop Wasting Time Discharging Gays

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

As much as we welcome these helpful changes coming from Secretary Gates and his DOD General Counsel, interim steps are not a substitute for repeal.

BOO!

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The Tea Party campaign can hardly be called a movement, it is so dispersed in its philosophy, covering an amazingly broad range of issues, ideas, and temperaments.

Mr. Netanyahu, Tear Down This Wall

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, leaders are full of self-congratulation. But they bear large responsibility for another wall constricting human freedom: the apartheid wall dividing the Palestinian West Bank.

Berlin Wall PHOTOS: A Look Back At The Fall

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Monday November 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a monumental moment in history which the Economist recently referred to...

Obama, Spidey, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

As we sit in our Democrats Abroad strategy sessions this weekend, the people of Berlin will celebrate their passionate victory bringing down a wall that no one ever imagined would fall.

When The Berlin Wall Fell: Commentary

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I first saw the Berlin Wall in 1971. It was then about 10 years old and was the ugliest human structure I'd ever seen: gray, brutal, pitiless, unyield...

Will Coal Power Plants be the Berlin Wall of the Future?

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

At the Brandenburg gate, which once sat in "no-man's land" between East and West Berlin, I wondered if, 20 years from now, abandoned coal power plants will be nothing more than museums.

Music for the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The awareness of mortality in 1980s nuke-pop was amplified by the inescapably bleak Cold War reality. With the fall of the Wall, much of the threat evaporated. The music, however, lives on.

1989 And the Fall of the Wall: Did Reagan Do It?

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

Regan probably hastened the fall of the Wall by a few years, but it could have fallen without him. It could not however, have fallen without the sacrifices of those living under Soviet Communism.

Gorbachev's Sermon on the Mount

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

When Gorbachev came to power he, like Obama, inherited a war that was not in the interest of his nation. If the response of a Soviet dictator was to end it, might we not be justified in doing the same?

Berlin Wall Newscasts 20 Years Later: Watch Brokaw, Jennings & Rather Report The News (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which provides a nice opportunity to look back at the coverage of the historic event...

Who Caused the End of the Cold War?

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

The end of the Cold War was a greater historical transformation than 9/11, but controversy persists about its causes.

Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary Germany celebrates memory of Berlin Wall falling

AP | MELISSA EDDY and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Ulrich Sauff and his wife stared at the mammoth domino pieces marking the path where the Berlin Wall once stood and reminisced about li...

Another Divisive Wall

Queen Rania of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Rania of Jordan

For me, and for so many other people around the world, the anniversary is bittersweet. As the people of Germany celebrate a wall coming down, the people of Palestine are overwrought by a wall going up.

U2 To Play Free Show To Mark Fall Of Berlin Wall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Achtung, baby: U2 will play a free concert in Berlin to help the city celebrate 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Music netw...

Why Europe Feels Rejected By Obama

New York Times | JOHN VINOCUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Why would an American president not come to a celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with it, the triumphant end of the Cold War -- one ...