Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Get Ready to Catch Gorbachev Fever!

With Obama's summit in Moscow this week there are a few people who have taken it upon themselves to start giving someone some well-deserved and long over due credit for ending communism: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.

Yes, it's something of an American heresy to say that anyone but Ronald Reagan single-handedly defeated communism, but the fact of the matter is that Reagan's role in ending the Cold War was almost exactly as it was during WWII, which is to say that he did a lot of chest thumping infront of a camera and left all the dirty work to the boys over seas. Only in the latter's case, the boys over seas were actually the guys we were trying to beat.

There's apparently a piece in the lastest World Affairs by Joshua Muravchik (one of the louder neocon cheerleaders -- see his piece in this month's Commentary, for evidence) praising Gorbachev and here's a piece in Slate getting ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (via LiB). More will surely follow and it will be well deserved.

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