Four milestones

This week sees the anniversary of four major cultural milestones. The fall of a wall, finding all kinds of people in your neighbourhood, the morning agenda and a trip to the moon. First off, the wall. The falling of the Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Wall. The wall’s coming down on 1989 led to a major cultural change across the world. Mostly the end of the Soviet Empire had effects across the world. Firstly the reunification of Germany meant a bunch of economic changes across Europe, and the start of an expansion of the EU indirectly leading to Polish becoming the second largest language group in Ireland. More to the cultural point, the end of the Cold War meant a huge change in political thrillers. The generic Russian bad guy couldn’t be used. Bond has only recently recovered from the required plot changes. It also meant that the Soviet era … There’s more