Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Department
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania


1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall. The Cold War and the Crisis of Democracy


The Cold War dominated every aspect of life in the second half of the 20th century. It may be reasonable to expect that it ended in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall. However, this paper argues that the Cold War and its ideology, despite good intentions and proclamations, did not end, but indeed continues until this day. In order to prove this point three internationally acclaimed German movies, Run Lola Run (1998), Good Bye, Lenin!(2003), and The Lives of Others (2006), are analyzed.

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