Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, June 08, 2004
IF RONALD REAGAN WASN'T EVIL, he was just plain unnecessary, according to his detractors.

A claim well-answered here:
The intelligentsia persist in believing this had nothing to do with Reagan or Thatcher: they maintain that the Soviet empire would have collapsed anyway, their belated belief in the inevitable failure of communism being in no way inconsistent with their previous long-held belief in the inevitable triumph of communism. And anyway, they continue, if anyone was responsible, it was Mikhail Gorbachev.

In fact, it was Reagan who was responsible for Gorbachev.