PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 255888
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FROM PRESIDENT REAGAN'S "EVIL EMPIRE" SPEECH PREDICTING THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE
RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8½x11. In full: "Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root." Captioned: "Speech, British Parliament/June 8, 1982". On that day, President Ronald Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament. It is in this speech that President Reagan refers to the Soviet Union as an evil empire. His words leading up to the above quote: "From Stettin on the Baltic to Varna on the Black Sea, the regimes planted by totalitarianism have had more than 30 years to establish their legitimacy. But none - not one regime -- has yet been able to risk free elections. Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root…." In this address President Reagan spelled out the critical weaknesses in the Soviet Union and predicted its collapse. Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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