The fall of the Berlin Wall, a lesson in modesty

The fall of the Berlin Wall, a lesson in modesty

"The images speak louder than the words: the destruction of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 marked the precise end of the Soviet Empire and of communist ideology", for Guy Sorman.

The images speak louder than the words: the destruction of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, precisely marked the end of the Soviet empire and of communist ideology. Between experts, we already knew, but only between experts. Thus, in Gdansk, a year before, I had visited Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity union which will become president of Poland, once liberated in 1990. Walesa had announced to me the end of the USSR by attributing it to the pacifism of Mikhail Gorbachev: immediately, he said, where he had not given the order to shoot, in 1988, on the ...

Depending on the situation, we see things differently, and for many, who consider that the war was economic, it is the logical conclusion of the Volker policy amplified by Reagan and which showed that the cold war was won from January 1985, with the fall in American IT, the arrival of Gorbachev (March), carrying his illusions and the strengthening of Europe with the decision of the Single European Act (Oct), which was to revive Europe from the ashes of the USSR.

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