March 13, 2013
Germany Needs to Save the Berlin Wall
Doug Bandow, Forbes
As befits the capital of Europe’s most prosperous nation, Berlin continues to grow. A new luxury condominium complex is planned along the Spree River. Alas, construction requires knocking down part of the original Berlin Wall.
The development would remove only a small section of the 1400 yards remaining, but emotions run high. Protestors have gathered and one demonstrator complained: “This is history, and it belongs to us Germans. The whole world knows this.”
It is difficult to measure the human cost of communism. Nazism, with its genocidal attempt to eliminate an entire people, holds a special horror. But communism afflicted more nations and killed even more promiscuously. The Black Book of Communism numbers the murdered at...
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