THE GREAT ESCAPE
HAMMER, SICKLE, AND SWASTIKA
BUILDING THE WALL
Keeping people on the verge of starvation also keeps them in line. That’s more important to Kim than the real estate developer’s vision of North Korea’s future put forth by Trump.
A united Germany might not have emerged at all without the consummate skill that the late president displayed.
The acclaimed Sundance spy drama returns Thursday, and sheds uncanny light on what its creators call “emotional parallels” between late-stage communism and today.
What would happen, the Russian asked, if the Soviet Union were to invade West Berlin? General O’Neill responded instantly. “War,” he said. “It would mean all-out war.”
DU BIST EIN BERLINER
For the German faithful, the former American president is everything Trump appears not to be—and his support is a shot in the arm to Merkel's campaign.
Haring, the celebrated street artist, spray-painted a section of the Berlin Wall in 1986. Just a few years later, both structure and artist would be gone.
BRICKS AND MORTALS
DHS Secretary Kelly says Trump’s wall won’t actually go ‘from sea to shining sea.’ But in Germany, we have a pretty good idea what it will do, and the answers are ugly.