Sunday, November 9, 2014
Fall of the Wall Disclaimer
Today of course marks the 25th anniversary of the opening/fall of the Berlin Wall.
It was a striking event for those of us who watched the scenes play out across our television screens, the more so for those of us with personal or professional connections to Germany and German history.
However, because every major news organization will be covering the anniversary in full--indeed, ad nauseam, I've decided to limit my own posting here and just follow the conversation. Be prepared: most of the commentary will not be from the most sophisticated perspective (expect lots of triumphalism, sweeping generalization, and banalities that pass for profundity, but amidst all the empty chatter, there will be a few morsels of insight.
I will post a few smaller items, some serious, others--not so much.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on the tumblr for images associated with the event (#fall of the wall; #Mauerfall)