August 12, 2011

Berlin Wall Construction Began 50 Years Ago

Chris Rodell, writing for MSNBC:

"Fifty years ago, the Soviet-controlled German Democratic Republic began to build what it euphemistically called its “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart,” better known as the Berlin Wall."

Wow. Fifty years ago, tomorrow. And it came down nearly twenty-two years ago. An entire generation has come of age since then, and for them, that era's history is as ancient as World War II is for mine.

Good riddance to it.