Ekaterina "Katia" Zatuliveter insists that she is not a Russian spy operating in the UK. MI5, the British internal intelligence service insists that she was working for Russian intelligence and wants her deported from the UK.
Governor Chris Christie claimed President Obama came into office in a crisis, and did not lead. Moreover, he suggested the president did not recognize problems and push to solve them. He must not understand the meanings of two words: "filibuster" and "abuse."
What of the sway of Persian, or for that matter, any other language in today's world? It is language capable of 'selling' to an increasingly aware world-population that will be triumphant in the 21st century.
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.