GERMAN LESSONS Thirty years after the end of history: Elements of an education

When the revolution happened, I was not there for it. To be exact, I was 3,776 miles away in Somerville, Massachusetts. On the clear, chilly afternoon of November 9, 1989, I was sitting at my desk in the drafty wooden double-decker house whose upper-level apartment I shared with three other graduate students, mulling over an early chapter of my doctoral thesis on direct democracy in America. Hunched over library books on Puritan town meetings, I clasped a mug of steaming tea, swaddled in scarf and sweater, and beneath it all, very probably wearing my L.L. Bean double-layered thermal long underwear, essential for survival in a New England winter.

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Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer

Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Hearing on Successes and Unfinished Business in the Western Balkans October 23, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

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