“Eloquent . . . immensely readable . . . the saga of the victory of capitalism over the brutal and irrational fraud that was state socialism.”
—The Baltimore Sun“Buckley's lucid account celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit and the will to achieve freedom.”
“This is a small masterpiece of the narrative tradition. The Fall of the Berlin Wall keep[s] readers turning the page.”
“[A] great narrative of democratic survival and democratic victory.”
—The Washington Times
The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 was the turning point in the struggle against Communism in Eastern Europe. In The Fall of the Berlin Wall, renowned author and conservative pioneer William F. Buckley Jr. explains why the wall was built, reveals its devastating impact on the lives of people on both sides, and provides a riveting account of the events that led to the wall's destruction and the end of the Cold War.