Thursday, November 10, 2011

Twenty Five Years Ago......

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

- Ronald Reagan, 1986


  1. Without Mikhail Gorbachev, these words would have no meaning whatsoever and would have been long forgotten.

  2. True enough. But without Reagan they would never have been spoken. I shudder to think what the world would be like had Presidents Carter and Mondale been at the helm.


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