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James Carroll

In Berlin, hope for the fall of other walls

Barack Obama urged Europeans to join Americans to remake the world in his speech last week in Berlin. The speech drew more than 200,000 people. Barack Obama urged Europeans to join Americans to remake the world in his speech last week in Berlin. The speech drew more than 200,000 people. (MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)
By James Carroll
July 28, 2008

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'Let us remember this history," Barack Obama said in the peroration of his speech in Berlin last week, "and answer our destiny, and remake the world once again." The progression in that sequence is exactly right. Remaking the world requires a reckoning with history, and Berlin, perhaps more than any other city, is the place where that must happen. On ... (Full article: 730 words)

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