22 October, 2009

The Fall of the Wall

In a few weeks comes the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most shining moment of that most extraordinary year, 1989. Justifiably, the event is now being looked back upon as the important moment in history it was.

But who gets the bragging rights for setting it in motion?

Did Brinkmannship Fell Berlin's Wall? Brinkmann Says It Did

Personally, I give both gentleman praise for realizing the implications of the moment: the East German apparatchik fumbled, and they picked up the ball for a touchdown. Medal of Freedom (or the German equivalent) to them both.

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