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Flat White

As Ronald Reagan said, it’s a time for choosing

27 October 2019

5:00 AM

27 October 2019

5:00 AM

“I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future,” Ronald Reagan said in A Time for Choosing, one of his most famous speeches, 55 years ago this month.

Reagan was right to warn about the United States’ creeping complacency in an increasingly hostile world, especially from the nuclear-armed Soviet Union, but the prosperity to which he referred was positively tenacious compared to today’s.

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