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    Obama in Berlin: No Ronald Reagan

    President Obama’s speech today, June 19, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin inevitably invites comparisons with the speech given by President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987. Surely, no one in this publicity savvy White House could have missed that point. The backdrop of the famous monument, the topic, the … More

    “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

    Today, we celebrate the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s great speech before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on June 12, 1987. Coming two and a half years before the end of the Cold War, Reagan’s famous line on the Berlin Wall still has that chill-giving power. General Secretary Gorbachev, if … More

    The Culmination of Reagan’s Foreign Policy: “Tear Down This Wall!”

    Twenty-five years ago today, President Ronald Reagan stood in West Berlin on a temporarily erected platform. The gray buildings of Soviet-dominated East Berlin were visible through the Brandenburg Gate behind the podium. Standing inches away from the tangible manifestation of the Iron Curtain, Reagan faced the crowd of West Berliners … More

    Berlin Wall Anniversary: Remembering the Victims of Communism

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2prVpI7m4tM[/youtube] Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at Heritage’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies and Chairman of The Victim of Communism Memorial Foundation discusses the anniversary of the Berlin Wall, the fall of Communism and the Gulag painting collection, currently being exhibited at The Heritage Foundation with … More