A wake-up call: Facing the new challenges for Europeans and Americans

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  • There are only a handful of years in modern history with a claim to as much significance as 1989.

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  • As we often say in America and as recent events in Ukraine make clear, freedom is not free.

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  • Not only the Ukrainian people, but the Russian people must know that what motivates us most is our values.

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There are only a handful of years in modern history with a claim to as much significance as 1989.

But they were years of terrible bloodshed. 1989 stands alone as the year in which peaceful, principled uprisings achieved political transformation that can only be described as miraculous.

A wake-up call: Facing the new challenges for Europeans and Americans by American Enterprise Institute

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