Saturday Eye Candy: Evil Empires

OH THE THINGS A GIPPER WILL DO!

Stalin
Despite his posthumous canonization, it's worth remembering some of the feet ol' President Ronald Reagan stuck in his mouth. On this day in 1983, he declared the Soviet Union an "evil empire" and denounced the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's efforts at a nuclear weapons freeze. In Reagan and these sorts of decisions one finds the roots of today's neoconservative philosophies that have America mired in wars around the world.

As we ponder this, here's a more positive take on the former Soviet Union from Paul McCartney and a rougher version of the same jaunty tune from Type O Negative. Let us hear your balalaikas ringing out!

And a few observations on bellicose thinking from Bruce Cockburn to further salt things!

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[Published on: 3/8/08]

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happydestiny starstarstarstar Sat 3/8/2008 11:44PM
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happydestiny

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