Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022)

The Soviet Union sort of petered out and Gorbachev allowed it to happen in a sort of passive way – not that he knew what else to do. I’m with the hardliner in the ad, at least until he relents. The Chinese Comms are nothing like it. And there is no Ronald Reagan anywhere – maybe Trump.

Alas the fall of the Soviet Union has meant we have forgotten what we are up against. We’ll see what happens with Taiwan.

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