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Lech Walesa to Sue Organizers of the 20th Anniversary of Berlin Wall Collapse?

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

Will Lech Walesa, former head of the Polish Solidarity movement, succumb to pettiness of our times? When we fight not with stones and fists but lawyers and tricks, and suffering always has a monetary value?

The End of History -- 20 Years Later

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

The fall of the Berlin Wall led Francis Fukuyama to famously declare "the end of history." Twenty years on, what does Fukuyama think about where history has gone since?

"Build, Baby, Build": How Dems Can Counter GOP Lies and Restore Political Debate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Democrats have to respond to "Gingrich speak" by calling it for what it truly is -- propaganda, lies, and an attempt to deliberately mislead the American people.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Between Justice and the Cliché, We Must Choose Justice

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We are in the process of leisurely confusing two things: cowardice and blindness -- the fact that we didn't want to hear and the fact that nothing was said.

Berlin Wall Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall Monday. Here is a look at this historic day in photos. Get HuffPost World On Fac...

Sarkozy Posts Facebook Image

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PARIS — Where was Nicolas Sarkozy when the Berlin Wall fell? The French president suggests – in a casual post on his Facebook page &ndash...

Mikhail Gorbachev Supports US Withdrawal From Afghanistan (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mikhail Gorbachev supports a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The former president of the Soviet Union spoke to CNN's John King Sunday on State Of ...

Lessons For US Economic Policy From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt and miserable end of the socialist experiment--it all happened so fast, with East Germany getting absorbed into West Germany on Oct. 3, 199...

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

In the future much of the world's power -- however uncomfortable the word may still sound for Germans -- will emanate from Germany, where it is strongly rooted.

Checkpoint Charvet

Nick Foulkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nick Foulkes

This Museum reminded me just how cool Jack looked. Kennedy showed that you could be a man who shopped and still face down the Soviet Union when the need arose.

Obama in Asia: West Looks East After "The End of History"

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kishore Mahbubani

The loss of the West's moral authority is the exact opposite outcome that Western minds expected when they celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

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.

People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Some argue that the Cold War was just too costly for the Soviet empire to maintain. But the wall couldn't have come down without a nonviolent people power uprising.

How David Hasselhoff Toppled the Berlin Wall: Music Memories From November, 1989

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

At the end of the day, we were but tourists in the whole charade. Yet one American fit right in: David Hasselhoff.

The Pope, The Arts, A Nation in Crisis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We as a nation have not been upholding ample support for the arts, despite the deep spiritual healing that it can bring -- its joys, its shared experience, its sense of what and who we are.

1989

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.

Celebrating Berlin While Enabling Israel's Apartheid Wall

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall highlights both the inherent thirst for freedom and proclivity to hypocrisy ingrained in the human condition.

The Wall: 20 Years After Berlin

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Coval

"The night of Nov. 9... was the fulfillment of a dream." German Chancellor Angela Merkel today concrete stretches into sky, twenty-six feet high. ...

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.

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.

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...

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.