As the United States again grapples with a challenge to its principles and its power, it will have to relearn the lost art of ideological warfare. Only by challenging the basic legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party can the United States win this competition, and thereby ensure the survival of the free, open, and prosperous world that Reagan did so much to foster.
In 1977, Reagan described a simple goal to end the Cold War: “We win and they lose.” His vision was radical at that time — it challenged the prevailing consensus that the Soviet Union was a permanent part of the landscape. But upon entering office four years later, he set about creating a framework for victory.
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