Mrs. Thatcher sent a letter to the forum, saying that “communism’s greatest foes were its own captive nations.”
Lee Edwards, chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, denounced the “dark tyranny” and called communism “the most deadly ideology in the history of man.”
He cited 100 million victims of communist regimes around the world and noted that communism is still the dominate political force in China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam.
“Communism is not dead,” he said. “It is very much alive.”
Richard Pipes, a Polish emigrant and Soviet specialist who served on President Reagan’s National Security Council, had some advice for President Obama, urging him “not to tolerate Russian bullying of its neighbors.”
He appealed for Mr. Obama to show strength in foreign policy, saying that dictatorships are defeated “not by kind words and appeasement but with strong action.”
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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