A turn of phrase

Robinson, Peter
January 2014
New Criterion;Jan2014, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p37
The author describes his experiences traveling to West Berlin, Germany and visiting the Berlin Wall while preparing a speech for the U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1987, arguing that Reagan and the British politician Margaret Thatcher would both have responded to issues in 2014 by working out their policy stances by delivering speeches and writing. Topics include the process of speechwriting and the attitudes of some Germans to the Berlin Wall.


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