It is 25 years now since the events of a revolutionary year.
The Berlin Wall - a physical symbol of the Cold War - was
torn down. A wave of protest spread across Eastern Europe,
from Poland to Romania. In China, the students faced death
while protesting in Tiananmen Square.
A brilliant young American political scientist, Francis
Fukuyama, argued that that the end of communism might
presage what he called the end of history. He added a
question mark in the original version. But what are we to
make of it now?
Joining Jeremy from Stanford University is Professor Francis
Fukuyama, author of The End of History, from New York the
historian Simon Schama and Melissa Lane, professor of
politics at Princeton.