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Thatcher, Gorbachev & Reagan - Ending the Cold War

Charles Moore—Margaret Thatcher's authorized biographer—discusses his research on the differences, and similarities, between Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

One thing all three leaders had in common was their collective desire to end the "Cold War." Not only was peace in the world on their agendas, so was peaceful co-existence between people of differing religions, philosophies and economic structures.

With this in mind, Reagan once observed:

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

It was this approach, shared by the three leaders, which helped them to resolve many differences between them and their respective countries.


Media Credits

Clip of Charles Moore interview with Peter Robinson for "Uncommon Knowledge," sponsored by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 

 

Copyright "Uncommon Knowledge," all rights reserved.  Clip online via Uncommon Knowledge channel at YouTube.  Provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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