Remembering President Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Speech

On the 40th anniversary of President Reagan’s “evil empire” speech, we remember the profound impact his words had (and still have) on our world. They helped bring down the Soviet Union, freeing millions of people from the evils of socialism, communism, and totalitarianism.

Today, with countries like Russia and China looking to expand their power and influence at any and all costs, Reagan’s words serve as a necessary reminder that “while they preach the supremacy of the State, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.”