30 years ago – on November 9, 1989 – the Berlin Wall fell. The Soviet Empire soon followed after. Liberalism triumphed and the “end of history” had come. Or so one thought: instead, the liberal order has crumbled again in recent years, with more extreme voices both on the Left and Right having gained popularity, both disregarding or even opposing fundamental liberal principles – for some, private property and freedom of contracts, for others, press freedom and the rule of law. In this series of article we want to both commemorate this important anniversary as well as look at the future prospects of the system that won thirty years ago, but is faced with many challenges again these days.
- 30 Years After the Wall, It’s Time for a Rethink, by Kai Weiss
- Freedom and Belonging in the Developed World, by Georgiana Constantin-Parke
- Liberty and Its Discontents, by Scott Nelson
- The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Catastrophic Success, by Matthew Edwards
- Freedom Is Never Perfect – And That’s Fine, by Simon Sarevski
- November 9 – A Fateful Day in German History, by Rick Wendler
- 30 Years Later, Germany Remains Divided, by Katarina Kosmala-Dahlbeck
- more submissions are posted in the days and weeks to come, so check back for more!
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