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nuclear Freeze

During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

Ronald Reagan

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...in New York Times 15 January 1981 about a fellow's character way of eating jellybeans We're the party that wants to see an America in which people can still get rich. at a Republican congressional dinner, 4 May 1982 people can still get rich So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride—the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. speech to the National Association of...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...in real life, though it did in the film Wing and a Prayer (1944). In 1985 Michael Rogin, a professor of political science at Berkeley, explored Reagan's other borrowings of film lines in a presentation entitled ‘Ronald Reagan: The Movie’. In your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride – the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. The Soviet Union was so described by...

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