September 28, 2011, 10:18 am
It's funny how seminal events in history fade. A 1961 checklist: a young and charismatic president was in his inaugural year; the Soviet Union was trying to clamp down an increasing stream of refugees fleeing occupation and oppression. The Berlin Wall was built. Seems so long ago. Can we apply the lessons of those dramatic years to our own turbulent early 21st century?