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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.

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.

Weeping for the Kennedys

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.

Berlin: One Man's Peaceful Revolution -- an Exhibition Worth Fighting for

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stefanie Michaels

Tom Sello's Peaceful Revolution exhibit -- his life's dream of sharing freedom and his story with his fellow Germans-- has come to fruition.

Relics and Souvenirs, and The Berlin Wall In Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A reader sent me a piece of the Berlin Wall. The stone painted with remnants of graffiti suggests to me an impossible collection of what has contributed to the separation of Cubans.

Berlin Wall: Artists Repaint Murals Leading Up To 20th Anniversary

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An army of artists has assembled along the Berlin Wall on recent summer mornings, shielded by straw hats and baseball caps. Paintbrushes in one hand, ...

Tackling European Security in Corfu

Dora Bakoyannis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dora Bakoyannis

Today, the renewed commitment from Russia and the U.S. to work on common ground, focusing their relationship on what unites them, creates a momentum we should built on.

The Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square, or Something Completely Different?

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Milewski

While we can't underestimate the power and resolve of desperate regimes, we also can't resist letting ourselves dream that Tehran can become the next Berlin.

'Comrade Couture' Documentary Revisits Germany's Communist Creativity

Der Spiegel | Caroline Winter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Most think of East Germany as having been drab, gray and boring. But an underground fashion scene did its best to spice things up. A new documentary t...

Berlin Wall Fashion Line Commemorates 20-Year Anniversary Of Fall

Reuters | Jacob Comenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Daniel Rodan, Berlin's leather fashion designer to the stars, unveiled a new collection of Berlin Wall art-themed clothing on Tuesday as part of the 2...

Unlike Cubans, Berliners Could See and Touch Their Wall, and Physically Tear it Down

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A stage divided by the Berlin Wall on one side -- seeming so much like Cuba today -- a group of people who fight to buy, love and subsist. Through th...

East Germany Photo 'Treasure Trove' A Look Back In Time

Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They wanted to clean up the basement but found a treasure trove of photos instead. After Berlin teacher Manfred Beier died, his sons stumbled across 6...

U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What's Broken

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Funding would be better used to investigate and sanction U.S. employers who habitually hire undocumented migrants. This would not only be cheaper, but more humane.

Obama and the Berlin Wall

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lester Sloan

Susan turned to me and said, "Obama's election was like the fall of the Berlin Wall." Given that she has three history degrees, including a Ph.D., I felt that she spoke with some authority.

The 10% Solution

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

If each country can reduce defense spending by 10% each year, with the resultant savings being applied to renewable energy and climate change, that would be a nice start.