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Reagan's Evil Empire

In a speech delivered to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, on March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan criticizes the Soviet Union’s lack of religious faith.

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    In a speech delivered to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, on March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan criticizes the Soviet Union’s lack of religious faith.

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