[lbo-talk] Gorbachev: I Should Have Left the Communist Party Earlier
s11131978 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 03:15:05 PDT 2011
Thinking about history in the longue duree, I'm always amazed to realize
that I live in the same era as Gorbachev. For good or ill, he's by far
the most historically consequential individual alive. In terms of
historical significance, he's on the same level as Luther or Newton or
Lenin. And not many others.
Fifty years from now, those of use who are still alive will be greeted
by youngsters with amazement and disbelief when we inform them that we
once shared the earth with him. By then he will be just a monumental
last name in the history books.
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