Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

Category: Russell Baker

Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva – alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! – with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.

Quote Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People…

Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee, for heaven’s sake. They think Reagan is too naive, too innocent, to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy.

Quote Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically…