Before Ronald Reagan came along the West was dangerously close to losing its will. Soviet leaders were flush with confidence, their communist policies on the march, while in the West many in the so-called foreign policy establishment accepted the doctrines of moral equivalence and inevitable coexistence. Reagan realized that, to win the Cold War, the West had to rediscover its confidence. It had to be galvanized around not just the idea of freedom, but the principle that every person in the world had a right to be free. Reagan understood this truth and made it his purpose to communicate it to the world, as when he stood at the Brandenburg Gate and demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”There are more pieces by celebrities and film clips. They sure find it hard to say Reagan won the Cold War. The usual mush about Gorbachov and Reagan ending it.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
New GE site featuring Reagan
GE - General Electric - has decided that it doesn't need to hide its long relationship with Ronald Reagan. They have instituted a web site honoring him on his centenial. Among other features, Rudi Guiliani describes how Reagan took on the Soviets in the Cold War with purpose and strategy and won.