So pants pissers have had this thing, for the last decade and a half, of dismissing the success of the Cold War. They say the Eastern Bloc would have fallen anyway, given their economics (the same economics the libs want to copy...), that Reagan didn't do anything exceot make the eventual victory more dangerous, etc. Bullshit. I've been listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast on the Eastern front. That Soviet army was fucking SCARY. The Soviet army of 1984 wasn't any less scary. That Reagan stared down THAT fucking force makes me appreciate the Gipper even more.