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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Writing on the Wall: Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Ayn Rand Centre for Individual Rights, has three thought provoking videos on the implications and impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In a two part video "The Berlin Wall", Debi Ghate interviews Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate on the history of the Berlin Wall, and the meaning of its fall.

There is another short video "The Day Communism Crumbled: Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall", where Yaron Brook discusses what the Berlin Wall stood for.

My limited technical skills did not allow me to embed the videos directly from this blog!

I am trying to compile a list of interesting and stimulating material commemorating the fall of the Wall twenty years ago. Would be great if you could share other relevant items that you may find, and post a link from our blog.

Here are a few more audio-visual links.
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute marking the occasion in this video on YouTube.
  • Cafe Hayek lists these two videos, on Reason-TV and an earlier interview of FA Hayek himself discussing socialism on YouTube.
  • Reuters news agency has a slide show on the 20th anniversary celebrations in Berlin.
  • BBC has a special page on the history, the events leading to its fall, and the present.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy reading your blog :)

    Cheers from Portugal