Opinion

November 9, 2009

Commentary: Fall of Berlin Wall lead to more complexities

When the Berlin Wall fell, it brought an end to a titanic struggle, one that terrified but also defined and shaped us. The Soviet Union and the United States were the ultimate hero/villain. On one of the most significant anniversaries of the last half century, it's worth celebrating the freedoms that opened to millions of East Germans. The fall of the wall led to once-unimaginable opportunities throughout the old Soviet world. But it's also worth listening to how the end of one threat brought an unexpected new one to some.

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