Monday, November 9, 2009
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For my faculty colleagues teaching international law, this is also a reminder that we'll have to soon start telling our students that there was such a thing as the Berlin Wall, and that Germany was once divided into the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). I remember teaching a class recently where none of the students knew who Nelson Mandela was . . . .