We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. 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!
Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin
What Would Reagan Say to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-il? I suppose it doesn’t really matter when the current occupant of the White House won’t even celebrate the unmistakable sign of the dramatic advance of freedom and peace.