JON STEWART: Let's talk about the historical significance, of not just covering the falling of the wall, but of the wall itself falling.
JOHN OLIVER: Okay, that's a fresh angle. The wall falling respresented the fall of the Soviet Empire. A super power litterary crumbling in front of us.
STEWART: It was an incredible moment. Do you think something like that could happen again?
OLIVER: No. No, Jon. This was a unique set of circumstances. A perfect storm, not likely to be repeated. You have to remember, their economy was in tatters.
STEWART: True, I remmember.
OLIVER: And looking abroad, they had very few real friends left.
STEWART: They had behaved incredibly arrogantly on the world stage.
STEWART: There's no question the world had turned their back on them.
OLIVER: Together, Jon, those would not have amounted to much, if not for their disastrous decision to try to invade and occupy Afghanistan.
STEWART: That's right. But of course, our situation is not analogous.
OLIVER: Of course, it's totally different.
STEWART: Yes, yes! The economy is in tatters, we were a little arrogant on the world stage and we've been in Afghanistan for about a year or so and it doesn't look like we're ever going to get out but the Soviet Union at that time had an inexperienced charistmatic leader.
OLIVER: They did. He came out of nowhere.
STEWART: Promised change and reform.
OLIVER: I remember.
STEWART: So that was completely-
OLIVER: He even won the Nobel Peace Prize.
STEWART: Right, so its.. John?
STEWART: When your empire falls.
STEWART: Does it hurt?