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Who are these policy intellectuals? I thought just about everyone, left and right, agreed that the west won the Cold War. Even the diehard Stalinists like George Galloway who were upset that their side lost.
The opening chapter of Patrick Crozier's The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Empire concedes that the Soviet bloc lost the Cold War, although there was no surrender ceremony or dictation of terms in Appomattox fashion. I also recall a gathering of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, then the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations in which the moderator expressed skepticism about victory talk. (As the speaker was Sergei Khrushchev, that might have been good manners).
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