I don’t think PCR is telling the same story I’ve learned about the ‘real’ collapse of the Soviet Union, a la Lee Wanta. . . ? ? ? ~J
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:15PM
Ambassador Jack Matlock made an important speech at the National Press Club on February 11. Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union during 1987-91. In his speech he describes how President Reagan won the trust of the Soviet leadership in order to bring to an end the Cold War and its risk of nuclear armageddon.
Reagan’s meeting with Gorbachev did not rely on position papers written by staff. It relied on a hand-written memo by Reagan himself that stressed respect for the Soviet leadership and a clear realization that negotiation must not expect the Soviet leaders…
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