Reagan at Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg
Reagan's inability to sway the public and press with his speeches at the former site of the infamous concentration camp and, later, at the U.S. Air Force base in Bitburg, Germany, has been marked by many as the first major failure of the Great Communicator's second term. Jensen highlights the qualities of the speeches that make them, in his estimation, models of presidential discourse and considers the setting for the speeches that doomed them despite their eloquence.
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From the Ashes Has Come Hope
May 5 1985
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