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November 9 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, when Communist East Germany decided to allow its people to move freely to West Berlin. To cold warriors, the wall’s collapse symbolically marked the end of the Iron Curtain separating the Soviet Union and its allies from the rest of Europe. 

With the benefit of hindsight, the Berlin Wall was an artificial barrier dividing Communist Eastern Europe and Western Europe that was bound to fail. In the age of free information flows…

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