August 31, 2022

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Mikhail Gorbachev, last leader of the Soviet Union who has been unfairly lauded by many in the West for tearing down the Iron Curtain, has died at 91.  What the forget was that thanks to Ronald Reagan,  he was forced to do so.  Under Reagan, the United States had been reinvigorated, and the Soviet system was decaying. Gorbachev had no choice but to do what he did. What he did was not by choice but by lack of choice.  Instead of lauding him like this BBC fawning (with the possible exception of Steve Rosenberg), I'll just give him credit for not reacting like a caged tiger in the circumstances he found himself in. He did the right thing, when it was his only real option.

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