“But if history teaches anything, it teaches that simpleminded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.” President Ronald Reagan

Today in History, March 8: 1983 – President Ronald Reagan gives his famous speech in which he labels the Soviet Union as an “Evil Empire” and warns against those who would compare them to our system of beliefs as equal to ours, and against complacency.

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