In this episode of More To The Story Lucas Kitchen discusses Mikhail Gorbachev's recent death, what the soviet leader meant to the west and his complicated legacy in his own country. Also covered is Proverbs 16:32 which says, "Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city."
Pretty balanced presentation. I am 66 years old and served in the USN in the mid-to late 70s. It was scary during those years. The USSR was advancing in Africa and Latin America. Detente was the word of the day and had been since the early 70's. The Soviets used it to advance. The thing about Gorbachev and Reagan was Reagan was willing to push our build up of weapons and presence in the cold war. Its correct in my view that Gorbachev was a different type of leader but I think he was led in the direction by Reagan's policies and different direction which was instituted by Kissinger and Nixon. Anyway yes I remember those years. I even did duck and cover in the erly 60's in school BUT I never quite grasped how that desk was going to protect me! LOL-Thanks for the interesting posts.