Opinion | Recalling Communism thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell4 min read 11 Nov 2019, 12:21 AM IST
It’s a terrible ideology fathered by a man who was found to have fudged facts to prove his theory
Thirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the gates of the Berlin Wall were thrown open by the tottering communist government of East Germany, and thousands of wildly happy East Berliners trooped freely into West Berlin to celebrate, and meet relatives and friends, they had cruelly been kept apart from for decades. The fall of the Wall (it was physically destroyed by the German people over the next two months) was the final nail in Communism’s coffin. Within two years, the Soviet Union collapsed. Of course, we still have the Chinese Communist Party, but the only tenet of Communism it still follows is the ruthless suppression of democratic rights.
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