In an ironic sense, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis. . . . But the crisis is happening not in the free, non-Marxist West, but in the home of Marxism-Leninism, the Soviet Union. It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of history by denying freedom and human dignity to its citizens. [If the Western alliance remains strong it will produce a] march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash-heap of history.
~ President Ronald Reagan, from a speech given to the British Parliament in London, 1982