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Berlin Wall's Fall (1989)

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  • How leftist intellectuals once approached bifurcated Berlin

     
    In 1982, the leftist intellectual journal Semiotext(e) published the German Issue, more than 300 pages dedicated to the then-split nation. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the journal is reissuing it with two new......
  • How the State Department tried to derail Reagan's 'Tear down this wall' speech in Berlin [video]

     
    Twenty years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell, marking the unofficial end of the Cold War. The wall had gone up in the dead of night on Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961, when East German soldiers closed the border to West......
  • Saturday's Highlights: Wanda Sykes has a new show on Fox

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 1 - 7 in PDF format This week's TV Movies FUNNY LADY: Wanda sykes launches a new comedy/variety show 'The Wanda Sykes Show' at 11 p.m. on Fox. SERIES......
  • Kruegermann family's peck of pickled products

    Kruegermann family's peck of pickled products
    Kurt Kruegermann sits in the driver's seat of a weather-beaten forklift as it slowly sputters to life. A few minutes later, the 77-year-old co-owner of Kr├╝egermann Pickles & Sauerkraut flips a switch and a cardboard box filled with 1,500 pounds of cabbage...
  • Kenya's conflict isn't 'tribal'

    I first started working in Kenya when conducting research for my master's degree in 1991 at the University of Nairobi. It was a time of great hope and excitement. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, we saw a resurgence of democracy's "third wave," and it...
  • What's NATO worth?

    Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
  • A moment of truth in Pakistan

    There are moments in history that prove decisive and mark a turning point for the future. The Civil War was such a moment in the United States. The fall of the Berlin Wall was such a moment for Germany and the European Union. Today is Pakistan's moment of...
  • Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer

    Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer
    Christa Wolf, one of Germany's most celebrated writers for her depictions of life in the former communist East, but who was later damaged by revelations she collaborated with its secret police, has died. She was 82. Wolf died Thursday in Berlin,...
  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State

    Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State
    Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
  • Otto von Habsburg dies at 98; son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor

    Otto von Habsburg dies at 98; son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor
    Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor who saw the end of his family's centuries-long rule and emerged to become a champion of a Europe united by democracy, died Monday in his sleep at his home in Poecking, Germany, where he...