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Cold War

Cold War

Documenting American segregation at the Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, East German forces closed the borders of East Berlin and encircled the allied sectors of the city's western half. Two weeks later, American photographer Leonard Freed wandered along the internal edges of the divided city. In those uncerta…
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November 9, 2019
Cold War

Revisiting the End of the Cold War

PodcastsNov 5, 2019John Lewis Gaddis , Elmira BayrasliThirty years ago this week, the world watched in awe as thousands brought down the Berlin Wall, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, however, democracy is in crisis, and authoritarian…
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November 5, 2019
Cold War

The Teens Are Making History on TikTok

In 1911, the San Francisco Examiner published a guide titled: How to Make Really Funny Jokes. According to author Professor Korski, a true joke is a very pleasant absurdity contrasting with ones habitual expectation. A joke does not merely cause laughter. Fal…
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October 31, 2019
Cold War

36 Hours in Berlin

The Stasis main job was spying on ordinary people who were not in line with party policies and values, hauntingly depicted in the 2006 German film The Lives of Others. The Stasi Museum is in the agencys former headquarters in Lichtenberg. The three floors hol…
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October 31, 2019