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The Year the World Really Changed | Niall Ferguson | Journalism

November 8, 2014

“That set me thinking. Could it be that my friends and I didn’t in fact miss an event of world-historical importance? Was the fall of the Berlin Wall not really History with a capital H, but just news with a lower-case n-a wonderful story for journalists but, 20 years on, actually not that big a deal? Could it be that what happened 10 years earlier, in the annus mirabilis 1979, was the real historical turning point?”

Source: www.niallferguson.com

What is an historic turning point? Does it mean really something or it is just a convenient label?

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