Tear Down This Wall: Celebrating Victories Over Communism On World Freedom Day

Saturday, Nov. 9, marks the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is an important date in the history of human civilization. President Ronald Reagan’s demand, “President Gorbachov, tear down this wall,” constitute some of the most memorable words spoken in the last century. Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov were not the only two actors in this human drama. Many died confronting Soviet expansionism in the Southern cone of the Americas, in Angola, Afghanistan, and other corners of the globe.

The Spending Splurge and the End of Sacrifice

Ray Nothstine

As our nation’s $17 trillion debt spirals out of control, and spiritual disciplines decline in the West, we need to face the reality of America’s inability to collectively sacrifice. Even the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg seemed to pass this year with scant attention, as if such extreme sacrifice is alien and distant to our way of life today.

Luchas y caras, peticiones y techos

Alejandra Agudo entrevistó con gran entusiasmo en El País a Asunción González, “pionera en la lucha por el 0,7 para cooperación”, y la señora González declaró:

Los políticos que deciden recortes en un gabinete no ven caras, sino números.

Realmente es tremendo eso de reducir a la gente a números. Lleva razón doña Asunción. Hay que mirar a la gente a la cara. Siempre. Pero a toda la gente.