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Question of the Week: "What are your most vivid memories of former President Ronald Reaganąs public life?"
"Number one, when he was shot. Number two, his speech after the Challenger disaster. And number three, 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.'"
Sachin Shah, Moore Street
"I think that I have a bit of duality. I see him as a person who was evasive and not answering directly to the public ‹ we live in a democracy, of course. At the same time, he had the charisma to pull the country together - the was able to influence people."
Lionel Goodman, Sturgess Way
"Inflation was so high, and he addressed the public on television with a dollar bill in one hand and change in the other, saying this dollar bill will now buy what only a few cents would buy a few years ago."
Frank Tylus, Washington Road
"He stated that all Marxists and dictatorships will end up in the ash heap of history. That was one of my favorite quotes. I donąt think he was a visionary, but he had the common sense to know that the Soviet Union would not last."
Paul Papier, Cameron Court
"The nationalism of the country ‹ in other words, everyone became more patriotic. Prior to that, we were on a low key; and during his tenure I think he boosted up the image of America and what it stands for."
Maury Benedetti, Princeton-Kingston Road