Tuesday, November 10, 2009
20 Years Ago Yesterday
Berliners sing and dance on the Berlin Wall in November 1989
to celebrate the opening of the borders of East and West Germany.
(Thomas Kienzle/associated Press)
See this and other fabulous photos in a brief photo-essay
by Time from the 10th anniversary.
A couple of good reads:
"After the Wall Fell" by Anne Applebaum: Central Europe's success deserves more attention.
"20 Years On" by Alvaro Vargas Llosa: There was nothing inevitable about the fall.
And a video clip:
Didn't get around yesterday to noting this glorious anniversary--I was too busy yesterday enjoying my freedom. But, it's too important not to note---even if a day late.