The Irony of Gorbachev

He wasn’t a hero. But he still made the world a better place.

Dennis Sanders

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President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President Bush Meet with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev on Governor’s Island New York, 12/7/1988. Wikimedia Commons.

It’s weird to write about the impact Mikhail Gorbachev had on the world.

It’s weird because he led a repressive regime that really couldn’t be modernized. It’s weird because the nation he led was responsible for so much suffering around the world. It’s weird because he stood for values that were…

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Dennis Sanders

Middle-aged Midwesterner. I write about religion, politics and culture. Podcast: churchandmain.org newsletter: https://churchandmain.substack.com/