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Remember When Just About Everybody Thought That World War III Was Pretty Much Inevitable?

Remember When Just About Everybody Thought That World War III Was Pretty Much Inevitable?

October 18, 2007 | Permalink

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Not only did Ronald Reagan win the Cold War, he did so without a head-to-head battle against the Soviets. He literally bankrupted the Evil Empire by engaging in comparatively minor skirmishes while disseminating calculated disinformation about America's military capabilities. In the end, Gorbachev was left with no power: no army to command, no government to run. Did he bring peace? Gorbachev was just trying to hold on to the last shreds of his empire as Reagan unraveled it.
Reagan did more for lasting world peace than any other leader of the twentieth century. He brought peace not by diplomacy and concessions, not by appealing to the UN for sanctions and resolutions, but by a show of strength that the Soviets could not match.
But he was a Republican, and is therefore disqualified.

Posted by: Peter | Oct 18, 2007 12:30:21 AM

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