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Mr. President: “Build up this wall.”

Mr. President: “Build up this wall.” (Victor Sharpe) – On Friday, June 12th, 1987, President Reagan visited West Berlin. Standing upon a platform overlooking the wall, which the Soviets had built to keep East Germans from escaping to freedom in the West, President Reagan chose to utter words that electrified the world. Addressing Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, he said: Mr.…