When Will the Twain Meet Between New East and Old West?

… and when the twain finally did meet, two worlds collided ā€“ and two rival viewpoints of history Two trillion dollars have been spent. This is not a trifling amount, even for one of the worldā€™s richest nations. Still, East Germany ā€“ after 25 years of reconstruction ā€“ has preserved an Eastness about it which is not easy to define but easy to recognize, even by people who do not know Germany all that well.

When Will the Twain Meet Between New East and Old West?