The only reason I’d never met with General Secretary Gorbachev’s predecessors was because they kept dying on me - Brezhnev, Chernenko, Andropov. Then along came Gorbachev. He was different in style, in substance, and, I believe, in intellect from previous Soviet leaders. He is a ma
One of the most newsworthy events of  was our air raid on Libya. We had irrefutable proof that Colonel Qadhafi was responsible for bombing a disco in West Germany that had killed some U.S. military people. We also had proof Qadhafi’s terrorists were responsible for shooting up an ai
The big news of …was the INF agreement. We signed it in the East Room of the White House. I believe this proves what progress can be made when we bargain from a position of strength and determination. I don’t think the agreement would have been possible without our defense buildup.
The Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall separate Berlin into East and West. In spite of the changes that are going on in Communist countries, especially the Soviet Union, that wall is a reminder of the difference between freedom and totalitarianism. The people of East Berlin are walled in wi
I should tell you what I’m up to now that I’m out of office. Well, I’m still giving speeches, still sounding off about those things I didn’t get accomplished while I was president….
So I’m back where I came in - out there on the mashed potato circuit. I hav