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Reagan’s ‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall’ Was Almost Left Unsaid, Recalls Former Speechwriter, Now Hoover Fellow

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter M. Robinson shares what inspired those now famous words – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” – and how they were almost cut from the speech.

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What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Jewish Telegraphic Agency (NY)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.

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Peter Robinson: Common Knowledge With Michael Knowles

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Daily Wire
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson on Common Knowledge, what Robinson already knows.

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Reagan Speechwriter Peter Robinson Shares The Backstory Of Iconic 'Tear Down This Wall' Speech

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia KSMU Radio
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses how the "Tear Down This Wall" speech came about.

Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell
In the News

The Triumph Western In 1989 Incubated With The Turbulence Of 2019

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia iLawJournal News
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

It was a moment of illusion, in the double sense of the word. Illusion as hope. And illusion as a mirage. The fall of the Berlin wall represented the triumph of the liberal democracies against the soviet bloc, and opened a new phase in which nothing was going to slow down the expansion of human rights, free elections and the rule of law. But 1989 was also a moment of illusion in the sense of vain self-delusion. The crisis after 30 years fracturarían West incubaban in those days of wine and roses.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: De-globalization And Cold War II (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses de-globalization and the trade war between the US and China.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show: The Military Intelligence Journalism Industrial Complex And Russiagate

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "The Military-Intelligence Complex."

Interviews

Reagan Speechwriter Peter Robinson Recalls ‘Tear Down This Wall’ And Assesses GOP, Josh Hawley

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia St. Louis on the Air
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses crafting what would become one of the world’s most famous presidential speeches.

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Beijing Can’t Bring Home The Bacon

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Along with slow growth and high-tech oppression, pork shortages may make the Chinese masses squeal.

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What Really Caused The World To Go To War?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Spectator
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Armistice day this year marks one hundred and one years since the guns were silenced on the western front. Four years of commemorations of the ‘seminal catastrophe’ of modern times, the calamity from which other calamities sprang, has also meant a wave of ‘new’ accounts of varying quality, none more so than for the causes of the conflict. But a book that has ‘turned up’ on the origins of the First World War could dramatically change our thinking about what really caused the world to go to war.

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