Nov 10, 2014

Wall long gone but vacuum remains

The commemoration of the collapse of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, reminds us of the power of the elemental yearning for freedom as well as the failure of our leaders, in the quarter-century since, to build a world that better responds to ...

Activists rally to protect remains of hated Berlin Wall

Apr 2, 2013

Activists rally to protect remains of hated Berlin Wall

The workers used the early morning darkness to obscure their secretive task: removing pieces of the longest-remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. When the wall fell in 1989, Berlin’s residents were eager to clear away the hated divider as quickly as they could. Now ...