[lit-ideas] Re: Who won, or lost, the Cold War

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 14:46:36 -0500

Donal: Instead, they eventually saw that the only way forward was to allow the country to be taken
over by gangsters.

A Russian cab driver told me, with great seriousness, that the collapse of the USSR was simply a brilliant Soviet scheme to win the conflict.

So essentially, according to him, the USSR downsized its holdings, spun off the Eastern Bloc, and is waiting until its enormous resource holdings make it more powerful than the West, at which point it will re-emerge, re-acquire its satellite states, and declare victory.

If it weren't for the way Putin has been acting, this paranoid notion would be more laughable.

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