Twenty-five years ago it was torn down. I was a little boy when it was erected and I remember thinking, “What kind of country needs to build a wall to keep its citizens in? Why would anyone want to do that? If Communism is so great, why don’t people just go there from countries that aren’t communist?” I was 14 years old then. I thought at the time that there should be a three-week period when everyone in the world could settle wherever he/she wanted. I suspected everyone would want to live in New York. In a way, I still do.
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