Posts Tagged ‘berlin wall

12
Nov
09

Have we fallen out of love with capitalism?

canaryHistorians may disagree on the detail, but most would agree that a desire to have democracy and capitalism lay at heart of why the Berlin wall came down. Many believed this was it – liberal democracy and free market capitalism would sweep the world as the undeniable logic of both systems defeated all the alternatives. To be honest as a 15 year-old watching the fall of communism, I can remember writing much the same in a history essay the time. But things haven’t quite worked out like that, judging by a survey today. Continue reading ‘Have we fallen out of love with capitalism?’

09
Nov
09

What the fall of the wall meant to me: 3

09
Nov
09

What the fall of the wall meant to me: 2

30
Sep
09

Wall to wall history..

imperial picA bit of the Berlin Wall has popped up outside the Imperial War Museum here in London.

Cold War relic, war museum – makes sense, I guess. (writes Patrick Jackson from the World Today ). There is a cartoon on it, a big face shouting “Change your life”. 

Continue reading ‘Wall to wall history..’

29
Jul
09

1989 and all that….

berlin wallHow many people remember the momentous events of 1989? The revolutions across Eastern Europe, the sense of impending change, the excitement of “people power”?

Chances are, if you’re in your 20s or younger, you’ll have heard that Europe used to be divided by the Berlin Wall, but you didn’t live through those years.
Continue reading ‘1989 and all that….’




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