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Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Unfortunately, there are some real morons getting a voice today. The New York Times is giving voice to an out-and-out totalitarian. It bums me out that Žižek’s status, like Noam Chomsky’s, is that of an admired and respected intellectual and not an obviously evil sociopath.

Still, there’s a lot of great, compassionate, sensible commemoration out today as well. Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin has some great posts, about why the neglecting communist crimes matters, comments on Paul Hollander’s article, and setting the record straight that yes, Trotsky was really evil.

reason.tv has a video on a powerful new exhibit, and a montage from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

There’s much more, so I’ll just pass along Mike Gibson’s roundup.

Never forget.

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