C’mon, Holly, don’t forget the effect of the Beatles on the younger generation:

AMERICA spent billions of dollars trying to bring down communism. The Beatles managed it with a few dozen songs.

That’s the claim of documentary maker LeslieWoodhead: “That put me in touch with Russian rock folk, who told me about the importance of the Beatles. At first, I simply couldn’t believe it.

“But they were very insistent that not only were the Beatles colossal from the Berlin Wall to Vladivostok but that they’d played a really significant part in helping to wash away totalitarianism — even though they were never able to play there.”

I love the idea that Reagan didn’t do anything beyond saber rattling and running up a massive deficit in his arms race with the Soviets.

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