The Wall Tumbled Down (follow up)

 

This weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal features articles on the November 9, 1989 events in its “Review” section. (Print edition or See https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-ordinary-people-who-brought-down-the-berlin-wall-11573228405 ) The WSJ online is available to non-subscribers this weekend.

There is also an article on the difficulty a former VOPO had in integrating into the western culture, and one dispelling the myth that President Kennedy made a mistake in grammar with his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. I asked my German instructor decades ago about that, and she informed me that including the “ein” (trans. “a” — indefinite article) would NOT have changed the meaning to a jelly doughnut. This writer does a better job than I could explaining.

 

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