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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 ...

1989: A Slip of the Tongue on the Night the Berlin Wall Fell

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lapham's Quarterly

"Good evening," he said in perfect English, extending a hand. "I am the man they say brought down the Berlin Wall. But it's not quite true, I'm afraid. And please don't mistake me for a hero."

The Man Who Did Not Start World War III

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In 1990, I was the first western journalist ever allowed into the dreaded Lubyanka Prison, the headquarters of KGB, to interview senior KGB officers of the elite First Directorate.

The Post-Berlin Aftermath: Many Walls Still Need to Be Brought Down

Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Pierre Lehmann

While the Berlin Wall may have been torn down, there remain many walls that are defiantly standing and indeed new ones that have been erected.

Clinton: Berlin Wall Festivities Not Just A Party

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Europeans and Americans on Sunday to see the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin...

20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Will Another Superpower Meet Its End in Afghanistan?

Loretta Napoleoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Loretta Napoleoni

Remarkably, Afghanistan seems once again to be shaping our future. It is paradoxical that the graveyard of one superpower should become a battlefield for the other.

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?

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?

"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...

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.

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.

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.