Fox Anchor - Bret Baier Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
May 17, 2018
Mr. Baier will be promoting his new book, "Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire." This book focuses on what Baier calls an overlooked moment in President Reagan's presidency, the 40th president's May 31, 1988, speech at Moscow University. "It was the first time an American president gave a speech about freedom and human rights on Russian soil," Baier writes in the book jacket.
In his speech, Reagan told Moscow college students, "Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things."
The book connects that speech with Reagan's role in helping to see the peaceful end of communism a year later, Baier says in his introduction. He also notes that Reagan wasn't alone in this, as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was key in seeing that the old way of doing things in his country no longer worked and saw an opportunity to work with Reagan.
“Gorbachev is a key fixture," Baier said. "Without him the negotiation doesn’t happen.” Bret Baier is the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of "Special Report with Bret Baier" seen five days a week on Fox News Channel.