Monday, November 09, 2009

20 Years Ago Today: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

20 years ago, there were Nation States against nation States and the world was a chessboard between Communism and Capitalism.

The Berlin wall was erected during the Kennedy years to keep dissidents inside the sphere of influence of the Stasi and their allies, the KGB. The twilight of my teenage years were spent watching the two giants, the US and USSR, fight each other.

In 1993, I went to see Checkpoint Charlie, scene of many spy novels. What caused the Berlin Wall to fall? One American President's belief in Democracy overseas.

Today, there are still dictators overseas and in parts of the world both Nation States competed for. The question today is: Does this current President believe in Democracy Overseas? If so, how?

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