“Tear Down This Wall!” The Rest of the Story

15 Jun

Found in the City Journal (I think):  [Bolding is mine]

[Begin excerpt]

As important as Reagan’s dramatic call to “tear down this wall” was, we should not forget what else he said that memorable day twenty-five years ago. His speech contained the most eloquent paean to religious freedom we have heard.

Reagan was not afraid to point to:

“…the most fundamental distinction of all between East and West. The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront. . . . “ 

[End excerpts]

Wow.  I was not aware of this portion of that speech.  Were you?

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