A section of the Berlin Wall is displayed on campus in Liberty Plaza.

President Doti reflects on ‘Tear down this wall’ speech in OC Register opinion piece

An opinion piece by President Jim Doti reflecting on the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s historic “tear down this wall” speech at the Berlin Wall appears in the Wednesday, June 13, print issue of The Orange County Register. It is also posted and online.

“These courageous words spoken June 12, 1987, marked the beginning of the end of the Berlin Wall. But they were important for another reason: they reveal to us the power of words and the impact words can have on the body politic,” President Doti writes, recalling Reagan’s call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall.”

Dawn Bonker

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  • I have 2 questions, having never been to Chapman University:  1)  Is that an actual piece of the Berlin wall?  2)  What does the inscription around the pool say?