Yikes, Jonah, it really has been 15 years since the Wall was knocked down. It seems like only yesterday. I have a chunk of the Wall right here in my office, on my book shelf. I’m looking at it now (happily, I can touch type).
According to one survey, 21% of Germans would like to have the Wall back – although most holding that point of view live in the West and are tired of subsidizing Easterners.
Meanwhile, many Easterners miss their “welfare dictatorship.” (Maybe some of the depressed Blue Staters who can’t get into Canada might want to check out the ReMax offerings in Dresden?)
interesting article on this in the Wall Street Journal’s online edition today.