Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A quick question about Ronald Reagen

The media are now saying that 200,000 Germans turned out last week to hear Barak Obama speak. Though we know the count is probably unreliable we can tell from the pictures that the venue was mobbed. When Kennedy, the white Obama, spoke in Berlin 40-odd years ago, it is reported that 100,000 people attended.

Ronald Reagan is the other president deliver a famous address in Berlin. When he told Mr. Gorbachev to "open this gate" and "tear down this wall" how many Germans were present to applaud the translation?

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