Gorbachev: A New Cold War Can Be Avoided

This just in from Gorbachev’s interview in Reuters

There’s no ideological struggle between Russia and the West. But there are economic links, freedom of movement, communication and a cultural convergence. So I’m convinced that a new Cold war can be avoided.

His advice is to stop building walls if we want better global and national security.

He might know a thing or two about this given historians still credit him with tearing down the Berlin Wall, although some frame it as him being right about how to avoid being wrong:

He believed liberalism was consistent with Communism, but he was wrong. The forces of democracy he unleashed toppled the Wall, and it is because of him this occurred without bloodshed.

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