The Berlin Wall: Ten Years Later

In October 1990, News in Review examined the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of East and West Germany. At that time we documented this historic and highly symbolic event and examined its impact not only on German society but on the world community. The events of that time were cause for celebration and signified the hope for a New World Order. Ten years later, another commemorative celebration is occurring. The study of history is in a sense “work out of time” in that the past, present, and future merge. We profit from hindsight in order to gain a better perspective on the present and predict the future—fundamental critical reasoning skills. And now, in context of this updated News in Review story, we have the opportunity to revisit this historic moment and to conduct a further assessment of our reading of history.

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