remembering history the way they wished it had been

Posted by Mr. President on June 12, 2007

In Reagan’s Cause


President Bush is the latest to wrap himself in the warm memory of Communism crumbling at the sound of Ronald
Reagan’s voice.

He chose the 20th anniversary of the Berlin tear down speech to dedicate an anti-communist memorial in DC, perhaps hoping for a little of that post administration re-write all presidents aspire to.

Those who’ve actually looked at the period point out that Reagan saw the speech as a one off, a feint right in order to cover his effort to come to an accommodation with the Soviets. Communism’s fall and the subsequent creation of Berlin Wall chunks as presidential museum cliche came as a happy accident later.


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