I don’t know about you, but I find Kissinger’s analysis of Reagan hysterical. His historical anecdotes having no “basis in facts, as facts are generally understood”, “the shallowest of academic backgrounds”, yet a man who developed a foreign policy of “extraordinary consistency and relevence”. Yet he was bored with the details. (Maybe he was just bored by Kissinger)
Frankly there were many, and I think still are many, that believe Ronnie was a puppet controlled by his advisors like Alexander Haig, yet letter recently published in “Morning in America” reveal a leader very much in control of his decisions and ideas.
So why does the Cold War end according to Kissinger? What was Reagan’s role? What about Gorbachev, and backing up a bit how do explain this electoral map of 1984?