November 08, 2019

Jakub Grygiel, associate professor, foregin policy, published commentary on National Review about what the German foreign minister gets wrong about the Berlin Wall.

..."A heady and joyful event, the fall of the Wall was a victory against oppressive Communist regimes propped up by brute power. More broadly, the annus mirabilis of 1989 was a culmination of decades of sacrifice by the oppressed nations in Central and Eastern Europe, supported by the free nations of Western Europe and by the deep and long commitment of the United States to fight the evil ideology of Communism. For Maas, the fall of the Berlin Wall was a victory over 'walls and borders,' admittedly in the name of freedom and rule of law, but he is vague about who in particular the opponent was."...

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