Berliner Mauer segments near you...

Today is the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that was erected in 1961 to stop the mass exodus of people fleeing Soviet East Berlin for West Berlin and the non-Communist world. The wall was a mass of concrete, barbed wire, and stone that cut into the heart of the city, separating families and friends

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Rexamination of Democracy

Josiah Ober, a professor of classics and of political science, discusses how a reexamination of democracy's ancient origins sheds light on the values and limitations of democracy in contemporary politics.


Can a moment with strangers be transformational 

Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels to pose together, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society.

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"Our Sacred Honor"

As far as Holidays go, I would have to say that 4th of July is by far my favorite. For me its a combination of many things that leads to my easy conclusion: summertime,gathering with family & friends, sense of community, parades and the overwhelming feeling of pride in being an american and of course the fireworks display. I have many fond memories of past 4th of July events from childhood through recent times...

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Veteran's families and the innocent victims

Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month 11.11.11 World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

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