Quarter century after fall, Berlin Wall-like division flourishes again

Quarter century after fall, Berlin Wall-like division flourishes again

Twenty-five years after that embodiment of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, was torn down by ecstatic Germans, the world observes the anniversary as it rushes headlong towards a new confrontation.

As the celebration unfolds in Berlin to rejoice in a unified country – and to some extent a unified world – some of the people who shaped the events two-and-a-half decades ago approach the date in a gloomy mood.

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