Today it is 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall fell. The issue is not without consequences for economic thought too.
One of the tv reports showed a message “Mut zur Freiheit” – the courage to be free. It is so easy nowadays to become a bit cynical about such texts but this statement is on the mark.
I did not watch all tv reports but I did not see Helmut Kohl and that felt off the mark. The greatest hero is Gorbachev. Remarkably, he relayed much of the Putin line and the threat of a new cold war. This reminds me of my earlier weblog on the European theatre.
But for now: gratuliere.