Tuesday, June 5, 2007

National Review Online June 5: Freedom's Prospects

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2007

Twenty-five years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the most significant speeches of his presidency. Standing before the British parliament in the historic Westminster Palace nearly a decade before the demise of the Soviet Union, he offered the vision of "a plan and a hope for the long-term — the march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people."


Monday, June 4, 2007

Straits Times June 4: Vietnam to Release Dissidents Ahead of President's US Visit

Hanoi, June 4, 2007

An official visit to the United States by Vietnam's President Nguyen Minh Triet, which was in doubt until a few days ago, will now go ahead in a fortnight's time after Vietnam agreed to release some political dissidents.