Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with 3 days of celebrations. USAToday provides some background information.
"The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool and he might possibly be a damned soul, but if he may not, he is not a free man, any more than a dog." G.K. Chesterton, in a radio broadcast, 6/11/1935