Sun instead of Reagan

Root Event

werkleitz Festival 2008 Amerika

Parent Event

Sun instead of Reagan
DE 1982

In response to the planned stationing of nuclear missiles in Germany, a large-scale peace movement emerged, modeled on the 1960s, in which Joseph Beuys was also involved. The bogeyman of the Left was Ronald Reagan. In this clip, Beuys accuses Reagan of a “will to victory.” By employing this Nazi terminology, Beuys invokes an obvious and excessive comparison that can hardly be differentiated from Reagan’s notorious description of the Soviet Union as the “Empire of Evil.”

Video, 3 min