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Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, insisting that contrary to all appearance and belief, the Soviet Union was not only weak but mortally vulnerable. Because he was right, it is often forgotten that this point of view at the time marked him as a lunatic. Reagan, remarked former CIA director Robert Gates, “seemed not to doubt that he could change the decade-long trend of Soviet ascendancy. Reagan, nearly alone, truly believed in 1981 that the Soviet system was vulnerable,…
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