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Monday, November 09, 2009

 
The Eighth Henderson Prize For The Advancement Of Liberty

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here's a 1962 documentary about the wall:



This is ABC news video of its fall:



The Henderson Prize awards key groups and individuals who contributed to the downfall of the Communist regime of the German Democratic Republic, and to the reunification of Germany.

Readers will note the absence of a certain Soviet premier from the list of awardees. I'm postponing his award. As stated in the post: "This occasion will be shared by individuals outside the Warsaw Pact (and outside West Germany) who contributed to the liberation of Eastern Europe from Communism." I also want more time to research whatever prodded Gorby to dump the Brezhnev Doctrine and to institute his famous glasnost and perestroika reforms.

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