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The Power of Truth: Reagan's "Evil Empire" Turns 30

ConcealedCarry Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 3:33 PM
"Reagan on Rushmore!" If there is room for one more face on Mt. Rushmore, it should be Reagan's. There is NO doubt Reagan is one of the top five Presidents of all time. On my list he's third behind Washington and Lincoln.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared as an Exclusive Special Report for American Spectator.

Today, Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire speech turns 30 years old. It stands as one of the most memorable orations of the last three decades. It coined a phrase, a tag, a label—one that utterly fit. If the shoe fits, wear it. Well, this jackboot fit the Soviet ogre’s foot.

It was a searing speech, not merely because it was so provocative, which it was, or incendiary or controversial, which it also was, but because it was such an obvious truth that so...