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It's customary at year's end to share our favorite news items from the year past - from happy moments to outrages. As a professor and historian, I tend to highlight things I fear are lost to American education. To that end, I've become somewhat of a pessimist, especially as I observe what the next generation is not being taught.
Opponents of the recently installed bust of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., are not backing down and have started a worldwide petition.
The small town of Bedford, Va., is home to 21 men who sacrificed their lives on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It is now also the home of one of the world's few public memorial busts of communist dictator Josef Stalin.
Noble: Lee Edwards, the man behind the Victims of Communism Memorial.
Should anyone remain at the real end of history to chronicle a list of humanity's worst systems for the benefit of any left to read it, the legacy of communism is sure to be at, or near, the top.
President Bush yesterday told hundreds of people whose countries had emerged from the grip of communism that their sacrifices would not be forgotten as he dedicated the Victims of Communism Memorial to the millions oppressed and killed by totalitarian regimes.
Twenty years ago today, Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and delivered a speech that would become his most enduring. The speech, and its iconic admonishment to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, came to be emblematic of the fall of the Berlin Wall — and of America's triumph over Communism. Top officials at the State Department and National Security Council thought the renowned exhortation was too much; Mr. Reagan, on the other hand, knew it was "the right thing to do."
Two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, conservative historian Lee Edwards began worrying that the world might forget the millions who suffered and died under communist regimes.