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Lessons Learned in Boston

Making Sense

The beautiful Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs in Simi Valley, Calif., was the last place I expected to be reminded of the violence that paralyzed the city of Boston last week and turned it into a mini-Baghdad.
But I was reading my father’s presidential dairies and there it was in his very first entry -- the issue of terrorism and how to fight it.
On Jan. 26, 1981, on his first Monday on the job, Ronald Reagan wrote that he called the FBI, the CIA and other intelligence agencies into an Oval Office meeting to find ...

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