At the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987

Now I’ve never forgotten what President Reagan’s said while visiting Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987. His words on that occasion, were, as many of you also will remember, “MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL”

Now lately I’ve been reading with great enjoyment and appreciation the Western writer, Louis Lamour. (He would prefer, of course, that I just say writer, because writer was what he was.) And while following a link from his internet web site I met up with this cartoon drawing:

Do you suppose that with his words at the Gate the President was returning Gorby’s call? He must have found encouragement if not inspiration in the Lamour novel he was reading when Gorby was calling him.

And I’m sure that any of Lamour’s Western heroes would have all said pretty much the same thing and this may very well have been what pushed Reagan to say what he did.

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