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The Rallying Cry We Need


Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three essays, commissioned and cross-posted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, examining the legacy of Reagan’s Westminster Speech and its relevance for democracy promotion today. Coming Wednesday: a contribution by Daniel Twining. Coming Friday: a contribution by Richard Fontaine.In his compendium of Great Speeches in History, William Safire wrote that Ronald Reagan’s Westminster Address was included in the collection because it’s an example of “presidential oratory with prophetic power.” The address, which was delivered in the British Parliament on June 8, 1982, was certainly prophetic. Speaking not long …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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