Tag Archives: East Germany

The United States in 2016: As Distrustful as the GDR?

As 2017 begins, a meditation on reining in vitriol and reviving Americans’ trust in one another.

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The Breach of the Berlin Wall

The final hours before the fall of the Wall: An eyewitness report by an American diplomat.

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The Fall of the Wall: An Accidental Revolution?

An eyewitness report by an American diplomat.

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Putin’s Russia Reset

What Putin learned from the 1989 German revolution — and how he misunderstood it

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Berlin 1961: Staring Down a Soviet Tank’s Barrel

How did a tense scene at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 almost lead to nuclear war?

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The New German Question

What does German sovereignty mean to Germany, Europe, the United States and the world today?

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Crisis in U.S. Baseball: East Germany Revisited?

Can steroid-using baseball players sue their teams and league — just like former East German athletes now sue some German institutions?

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