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Danny Bird

A couple reads grave markers of East Germans who died trying to escape East Germany across the Berlin Wall, 1990.

The fall of the Berlin Wall posed various questions. Was a united Germany dangerous? How to protect the East’s heritage? And how should the Wall be remembered?

Guernica by Pablo Picasso (1937).

One of the 20th-century’s most enduring artworks warns us against the danger of ‘alternative facts’.