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They tasted freedom, and the Berlin Wall came down

Editors, Washington Examiner

Communist governance really ended the moment people got the taste of freedom in their mouths. The bureaucrats and officials, who thought their socialist philosophy would bring about the end of history, were themselves cast upon its ash heap. Thirty years later, it is hard to believe that the Berlin Wall has already been gone longer than it stood. But its remaining sections, shipped to locations throughout the world, stand as a reminder of what Reagan often said: freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. All it will take for fascist or socialist tyranny to return is for one generation to forget the lessons of the past.