Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Power of Ideas

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?”
Joseph Stalin

I visited the Reagan Presidential Library with friends today. I was there for the first time last fall, but the Air Force One pavilion opened just days after I was there. This new wing contained a striking display including the above quote. A nearby display highlighted this one from Reagan:

"There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil. It must be the core of Western policy that there be no sanctuary for terror. And to sustain such a policy, free men and free nations must unite and work together."

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