Most traveling Americans are aware of John F. Kennedy's famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech (Berlin, 1961), in which the president throws in a German phrase that is purported not to have conveyed what he'd intended. When Kennedy said "ich...
"Ich bin ein Berliner" was a German phrase used by President John F. Kennedy in his famous Berlin speech where he was emphasizing the U.S. support for West Germany after the Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall as a... Read Post
At one point in time US President John F. Kennedy triumphantly declared “Ich bin ein Berliner!” in a speech to the German people. Now the debate rages on as to whether the president proclaimed he was a Berlin citizen or a donut but ... Read Post
Berlin is excited about President Obama's upcoming visit and his speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Can he coin a memorable phrase like Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" fifty years ago? Or Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"?... Read Post