Today marks the 25th anniversary of Reagan's reknowned Brandenburg Gate address. The American Specator recalls:
It was, of course, one of the greatest and most important speeches of the 20th Century, and it bears rewatching. The "tear down this wall" section remains incredibly moving, of course, but there are other lines that remain striking, including Reagan's praise of the "technological revolution... marked by rapid, dramatic advances in computers and telecommunications." A few years later, the World Wide Web was born -- and the Berlin Wall was rubble.