"Reagan at Westminster: Foreshadowing the End of the Cold War" by Robert C. Rowland and John M. Jones


PREDICTING THE END: Robert C. Rowland, professor of communication studies, has co-authored “Reagan at Westminster: Foreshadowing the End of the Cold War” with John M. Jones. The book examines President Ronald Reagan’s famous address to the House of Parliament in 1982, considered to be the first pronouncement of his “evil empire” stance, calling for the end of communism. The book examines the rhetoric of one of Reagan’s most famous speeches and offers a narrative of the drafting of the speech. “At the time, almost no one believed that Reagan was right, and the speech produced only a tepid response,” Rowland said in a Texas A&M University news release. However, within a decade, the Berlin Wall had fallen, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union ceased to exist. The book is available at Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.

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