A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “OF DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS, The Time When Spain Sent a Donkey to Washington – George, That Is,” 19 December 1980 »
A reprint of Eric Beerman’s article in GUIDEPOST on the eve of Ronald Reagan’s induction to the U.S. Presidency in January 1981. The historical event takes Mr Beerman back to the time when George Washington was a gentleman farmer at Mount Vernon just after the American Revolution. The general asked for the famed Spanish donkey which he got but only after some protracted exercise in cloak-and-dagger diplomacy.
EDITOR’S BLOG: Puerta de Alcala is Transformed into Brandenburg Gate in Commemoration of the Fall of the Wall 25 Years Ago »
“The Fall of the Wall wasn’t so much the ushering in of a reunified Germany as the end of the Cold War that divided the world into two fiercely antagonistic blocs”