December 24, 2010

Nixon, Realism and Soviet Jews

Henry Kissinger, Washington Post

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Gerson ascribes the collapse of the Soviet Union in part to the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. The amendment played no significant role in what resulted from imperial overstretch, incompetent economic management and the determined resistance of a succession of presidents from both parties, culminating in the Reagan period.

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TAGGED: China, Russia, Soviet Union, Realism, Michael Gerson, Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon

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