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25 YEARS OF THE WORLD'S OPINION PAGE

This year marks 25 years of Project Syndicate. That’s 25 years of authoritative insight into topics in the news and the issues driving them. To mark the occasion, we bring you PS 25, a celebration of 25 years of the world’s smartest opinion page. Through the end of the year, we will delve into our archive to select 25 of our hardest-hitting commentaries of the past quarter-century. Join us in recognizing the contributions of the renowned political leaders, policymakers, and scholars who have made Project Syndicate what it is – and get an unparalleled view of the key events, challenges, and trends that shaped a generation.

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    The Fall of the Wall Revisited

    Nov 4, 1999 Helmut Kohl

    To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS will be republishing over the coming months a selection of commentaries written since 1994.

    In the following commentary from 1999, Helmut Kohl offers his reflections on the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and pays tribute to the “singular courage” of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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