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Walls In The Head: Ostalgia And The Berlin Wall Three Decades Later – OpEd

Eurasia Review Sunday, 10 November 2019
Walls have always served a dual purpose: they keep people in, and others out.  The mentality of the wall is one of imprisonment and exclusion.  Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we see such infrastructure, both symbolically and in actuality, potent.  

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News video: Berlin Wall 30 years on: Former diplomats recount memories of the day

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On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Foreign Office interviewed Sir Christopher Mallaby, former ambassador to West Germany, and Colin Munro, former deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in East Berlin. They reflect on the events of November 9 1989, the British...

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