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The Lost Memory of Thatcher, Reagan & John Paul II

By Major Garrett, National Journal - April 10, 2013

It is both cruel and instructive that the three pivotal and decisive foes of communism—Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II—had, in all likelihood, no memory of their world-transforming triumph when each stepped into the great beyond.

If you were a world leader who had confronted communist ambition and world-altering fear wrought by nuclear weaponry in the service of state-imposed servitude, what memory, aside from those most intimate, would you most wish to savor? If Reagan, Thatcher, or John Paul II could have asked their God to preserve but one slender slice of hippocampus, wouldn’t it have been to protect for all their natural life the many tales of their combined conquest of communism?

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