[lbo-talk] Gorbachev: I Should Have Left the Communist Party Earlier

SA 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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