|The political change wrought by the end of the cold war was immediately apparent. The demonstration of civil courage by East German 'dissidents' in their march in Leipzig on Oct. 9, 1989 in a land not renowned for civil disobedience set off a happy chain of events to the east. The Leipzig example sparked the breach of the Berlin Wall in November.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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