The Fall of the Wall and All

A 1985 newspaper assignment took me from West Berlin, a rich, vibrant, noisy, stylish, all-night reveling open city with symphony concerts next to live nude girl shows and fancy eateries, like New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on steroids – a glittering capitalist island surrounded by drab communist mediocrity – into East Berlin where I was to report on how the Soviet puppet state really worked.

By |2014-11-17T20:22:53+00:00November 17th, 2014|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall — 25 years ago

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The consensus on the fashionable Left was that European Communism and the wall were there to stay. Good thing Ronald Reagan knew better.

By |2014-11-08T07:45:52+00:00November 8th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall — 25 years ago