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  • Reagan: The Cold War and a Speech (film co-produced by LS)

    05/26/2009 4:21:00 PM PDT · by LS · 1 replies · 226+ views
    NMATV ^ | 5/26/09 | LS with Bob Parks
    The background to this 30-minute film is that about two years ago, director Bob Parks ( and I got a small grant to develop a demo/pilot DVD based on my book, A Patriot's History of the United States. I chose the Reagan chapter, specifically his "Star Wars" speech. The resulting film is "Reagan: The Cold War and a Speech." We ran out of money before we could do a final edit, and there are a couple of minor hiccups, but it was, after all, a demo. Overall, I was very pleased with the result.
  • AP Reporter Glowingly Compares Obama to Gorbachev

    04/21/2009 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Reagan 2.0 · 22 replies · 812+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4-21-09 | Phoenix Conservative Examiner
    Is Barack Obama America's version of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev? So says Associated Press writer Steven R. Hurst, and he means it as a compliment. While historic analogies are never perfect, Obama's stark efforts to change the U.S. image abroad are reminiscent of the stunning realignments sought by former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev. During his short — by Soviet standards — tenure, he scrambled incessantly to shed the ideological entanglements that were leading the communist empire toward ruin. You know we're in tough times when the left starts expressing the idea that only a new Gorbachev can save us....
  • Russian Revolution: How Reagan won the cold war.

    04/04/2009 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 9 replies · 728+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 06, 2004, | Dinesh D'Souza
    Ten years ago Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and said, "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Not long afterward, the wall came tumbling down and the most formidable empire in world history collapsed so fast that, in Vaclav Havel's words, "we had no time even to be astonished." With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the most ambitious political and social experiment of the modern era...
  • Ronald Reagan tried to convert Mikhail Gorbachev to Christianity, aide claims

    04/04/2009 9:58:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 2,130+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Adrian Blomfield
    A close aide to Ronald Reagan has claimed that the former US president tried to convert the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Christianity.A new biography that draws on recently declassified documents discloses a secret exchange between the two leaders that left at least one official present convinced that Reagan had tried to persuade his counterpart of God's existence. The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, by the former Los Angeles Times reporter James Mann, provides fresh insight into the former US president's religious convictions and the role they played in foreign policy. Reagan had apparently reached a conviction, which has since become...
  • Gorbachev Visits Eureka College

    03/27/2009 7:45:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 653+ views
    WMBD/WYZZ - EUREKA -- ^ | Friday, Mar 27, 2009
    President Ronald Reagan's Alma Mater hosts a world leader today. Eureka College honors former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev with an Honorary Doctorate. Accompanied by a small entourage, including his daughter, Gorbachev stepped foot on campus looking relaxed and right at home. It was the community that gathered in awe. “This is huge for Eureka College and Central Illinois," Reagan Museum Curator Brian Sajko said., The 78-year-old former Soviet leader came to Eureka to promote the College's new Ronald Reagan society. Gorbachev toured the Reagan Museum before spending a few moments reflecting in the Reagan Peace Garden that includes a five...
  • Gorbachev upbeat on US-Russia ties after Obama visit

    03/26/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 26, 2009 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday he was more optimistic about the prospect of improving U.S.-Russian relations after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month. Ties between the former Cold War enemies have been strained by NATO expansion, a planned U.S.-backed missile defense system in Eastern Europe, tensions between Russia and Georgia and differences on how to deal with Iran's nuclear program. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Obama will meet in London on April 1 ahead of the G20 most developed nations summit. Gorbachev met with Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Just In Case You Forgot: Agenda 21

    03/25/2009 8:24:53 PM PDT · by datura · 10 replies · 988+ views
    The United Nations ^ | 11 Aug 2005 | The UN
    Agenda 21: Chapter 2 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO ACCELERATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND RELATED DOMESTIC POLICIES In order to meet the challenges of environment and development, States have decided to establish a new global partnership. This partnership commits all States to engage in a continuous and constructive dialogue, inspired by the need to achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy, keeping in view the increasing interdependence of the community of nations and that sustainable development should become a priority item on the agenda of the international community. It is recognized that, for the success of this new partnership,...
  • Obama, Biden secretly met Gorbachev at White House on March 20

    03/25/2009 5:13:41 PM PDT · by ihatedemocrats · 18 replies · 884+ views
    Once Upon a Time in the West ^ | March 24, 2009 | Perilous Times
    [...] The US government has also been silent with respect to two important, apparently related incidents that took place on March 20. The MSM revealed yesterday that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met former Soviet tyrant Mikhail (“I’ll Always Be a Communist”) Gorbachev at the White House last Friday, in what can only be described as a “secret meeting” since the encounter was not previously published on the US president’s official daily schedule. Reuters news agency acquired the revelation via Gorby’s spokesman Konstantin Petrenko, who refused to divulge details of the discussion. When White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was...
  • Gorbachev and Obama

    03/25/2009 1:19:17 PM PDT · by USA means Freedom · 17 replies · 557+ views
    March 25, 2009 | USAmeansfreedom
    I had the opportunity to see Mikhail Gorbachev speak in Sarasota Florida on Monday, March 22,2009. I am aware of the vanity stance here on Free Republic, but I beg your indulgence, as I took notes and feel it is important to convey his words to the public.. He took the stage at the Town Hall meeting at the Van Wezelwith the help of a translator. In less then one minute, he managed to put down the previous United States administration. He particularly took the time to refer to Cheney as " dismissive ", and overall " not good "...
  • Former Soviet Union leader talks about change

    03/23/2009 7:06:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 656+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | March 23, 2009 | Susan Rife
    SARASOTA – Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev sees parallels between the Soviet Union of 1985-91 and the United States today. “The election of Barack Obama represents the fact that the American people as a whole want change,” said Gorbachev at a press conference before the first of his two lectures Monday as part of the Ringling College Library Association’s 2009 Town Hall series. “Your country needs perestroika of course, a perestroika of your own.” Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his efforts to end the nuclear arms race and Communist rule in Eastern Europe. His leadership coined...
  • Obama met Gorbachev last week

    03/23/2009 6:05:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies · 1,651+ views
    AFP ^ | 3-23-09
    The White House disclosed Monday that President Barack Obama met former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev last week, as the United States and Russia intensify efforts to "reset" strained relations. Gorbachev was at a White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on Friday when Obama informally dropped by, his spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
  • Obama met Gorbachev in run-up to Medvedev talks

    03/23/2009 8:11:03 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 534+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/23/09 | staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has held talks with Mikhail Gorbachev, a spokesman for the former Soviet leader said on Monday, in the latest sign of Washington's efforts to "press the reset button" on ties with Russia. Spokesman Konstantin Petrenko said Gorbachev met Obama and Vice President Joe Biden -- who coined the 'reset' phrase last month -- in Washington last Friday. He did not give any details of the discussion. Bilateral ties worsened sharply last year, with the two countries at odds over NATO expansion, U.S. plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe, and Russia's war...
  • Reagan ventured to persuade Gorbachev in the existence of God, according to...declassified documents

    03/20/2009 12:51:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 818+ views
    Interfax ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Moscow, March 20, Interfax - In 1980s, the idea that religion might change the Soviet system preoccupied US President Ronald Reagan. This is testified by the notes taken by two Reagan aides during the meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. According to these documents recently declassified and made available at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Reagan secretly attempted to persuade Gorbachev of the existence of God, Vedomosti. Pyatnitsa newspaper reports. During their fourth summit meeting in 1988, Reagan launched into a private conversation with Gorbachev, one that he promised he would deny had ever taken place. The...
  • Did Reagan Try to Convert Gorbachev?

    03/07/2009 4:12:38 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies · 616+ views
    It was the question that preoccupied President Ronald Reagan: Was Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev a religious believer? Reagan held a series of summits with Gorbachev from 1985 to 1988, and as their meetings proceeded, Reagan sometimes speculated to his aides that Gorbachev's use of phrases such as "God bless" might be an expression of religious faith. Many of the summit sessions involved large groups of U.S. and Soviet officials, discussing issues like arms control and regional conflicts. But in one-on-one talks with Gorbachev outside the presence of other senior officials like Secretary of State George Shultz, Reagan sometimes ventured off...
  • Ronald Reagan jokes about the Soviet Union

    02/07/2009 3:07:41 PM PST · by mainestategop · 16 replies · 1,930+ views
    Its hard to get an automobile in the soviet union. They are owned mainly by elite bureaucrats. It takes an average of 10 years to get a car. 1 out of 7 families owned automobiles. You have to go through a major process and put the money out in advance. so this man did this and the dealer said "okay in 10 years come get your car." "Morning or afternoon?" The man replied. "well what difference does it make?" Said the dealer. "The plumber is coming in the morning." [snip] In another car incident, Gorbachev was late from getting to...
  • America's next step (by Mikhail Gorbachev)

    01/24/2009 11:01:23 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 34 replies · 1,722+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Jan. 23, 2009 | Mikhail Gorbachev
    "The solution is to move toward a world without nuclear weapons. But this goal cannot be achieved if one country retains an overwhelming superiority in conventional weapons. Without specific steps to reduce these weapons - more generally, without demilitarizing international politics - we will have only empty talk. What's needed is a real breakthrough, like the one achieved in the late 1980s. Judging by Obama's inaugural speech, he understands that even while he faces the immediate challenges of the economic crisis, he should not push to the sidelines problems like poverty and environmental issues, particularly climate change. Fostering economic development...
  • Remembering Reykjavik

    01/09/2009 10:27:23 AM PST · by clyde_m · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 9, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Instead of reading so much about FDR and Lincoln, Bambi would do well to recall the 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev Summit in Reykjavik. Includes links to previously classified docs form this important summit
  • Lawyers call for international court for the environment

    12/01/2008 7:54:15 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies · 413+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 1, 2008 | Louise Gray - Environmental Correspondent
    Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal authority on issues regarding the environment. The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year. But the court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the "right to a healthy environment". The innovative idea is being presented to an audience of politicians, scientists and public figures for the first time at...
  • Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam

    11/28/2008 1:29:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 989+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2008 | Janet Levy
    Shadow World:  Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam By Robert Chandler Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2008 622 pp., $29.95 The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 is viewed by the West as the end of the Cold War and the death knell for Communism. In reality, Communists continued to push for the same ultimate goal -- creating a socialist world order -- but their violent Marxist-Leninist revolutionary tactics were supplanted by an insidious cultural Marxism. Today, that push has evolved into a Moscow-led,  global strategic quadrangle consisting of Russia, China, Iran and a collection of Latin...
  • The new world devised by Maurice Strong and George Soros

    11/24/2008 5:59:36 PM PST · by blackrobe · 17 replies · 1,613+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 24, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    Have you ever wondered how capitalism was pushed over the edge of the cliff just six weeks before the American presidential election? According to financial experts, the world, as we know it will change dramatically by the year 2012. People, who provided for their families only three years ago, will be desperately searching for food. The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order.