From NPQ, an interview with Francis Fukuyama on the "End of History", 20 years later. Winds of Change from the East: A look at how Poland and Hungary led the way in 1989. Michael Lejman (Memphis): The Left Reacts: French Leftists and the 1989 Revolutions in Eastern Europe. The first chapter from 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe by Mary Elise Sarotte (and more). From Reason, a review of The Year That Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Michael Meyer (and an excerpt) and The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War by James Mann. A review of Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment by Stephen Kotkin. From Dissent, what is to be learned? Mitchell Cohen on thinking about 1989. From Foreign Affairs, the suicide of the East: A review essay on 1989 and the Fall of Communism. From The Nation, a review essay on the revolutions of 1989; and an interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. 1989 and change in our time: Old-fashioned revolutions of the mass against the oppressors are out — history now delivers revolutionary normalisations. A look back on the unravelling of the Soviet system and the unlikely staying power of a once-ridiculed worldview (at least the sensible parts of it). What was communism? Fred Halliday investigates. Is the word "communism" forever doomed? Alain Badiou wants to know. From The New Criterion, Anthony Daniels on the intellectual irresponsibility of Soviet sympathizers. Daniel Johnson on why it was a rare privilege to have a footnote in history at the fall of the Berlin Wall.