Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As Mikhail Gorbachev took control of the Soviet Union and proceeded to make somewhat friendlier overtures to the US in the 1980's, I was skeptical of a wolf in sheep's clothing; indeed too skeptical. After all, the US government had spread fear of nuclear annihilation throughout our Republic during the cold war. Yet in this history lesson we see that it is easy to prejudge an individual based on their associations. Even Gorbachev's ghastly appearance with that blood-red scar on his head made him appear to be Jack the Ripper incarnate at the time.