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JUL 26, 2014 - The Guardian

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An Iron Curtain cycle trail may peddle the delusion that borders dont exist

The Berlin Wall may be gone, but making a sightseeing tour of the cold war must act as a reminder that todays Europe is not unitedBorders, spies, the Berlin Wall, terrifying security guards always on watch, barbed wire, an air of fear and suspicion: no wonder the cold war has been a favourite setting for countless novels, films and TV ...

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JUL 25, 2014 - The Guardian

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Tesco and Tony Blair: two eras brought low by hubris

New Labour and the supermarket rose to power together and, eerily entwined, fell victim to the same delusional thinkingDecades, it is sometimes said, transcend mere numbers. According to the late historian Arthur Marwick, the long 60s stretched from 1958 to 1974. Just to make things that bit more complicated, other people think the period that is shorthanded as the 50s ...

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JUL 18, 2014 - The Week

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Want to contain Vladimir Putin? Treat him like a Cold Warrior.

Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. "To fall" is an interesting choice of words. Although small portions of the wall literally came down, what really happened was that the German Democratic Republic — East Germany — suddenly lost the will to police what was officially called the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart." (Remember that monstrous lie the next time RT calls ...

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JUL 15, 2014 - Foreign Affairs

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The End of Christian Democracy

What the Movement's Decline Means for Europe July 15, 2014 Jan-Werner Müller Summary:  The Europe of today is a creation of Christian Democrats. Yet both as a set of ideas and as a political movement, Christian democracy is growing less influential and less coherent. As the larger project of European integration faces new risks, then, its most important backer may soon prove ...

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