Big Man Walking | Neal Ascherson | LRB | 7th December 2017

Published: 7/12/2017
Big Man Walking | Neal Ascherson | LRB | 7th December 2017
Source: THEBROWSER.COM

Magisterial review of William Taubman’s Gorbachev. “Not many people change the world. Fewer still are thanked for it. Gorbachev changed the world, as so many adoring millions saw it at the time, by ending the threat of their extermination by nuclear war and by allowing Europe’s ‘captive nations’ to liberate themselves. But then, a Samson already blinded by his enemies, he brought down the gigantic

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