Podcast with Paul Kengor on Gorbachev and the USSR

Sadly many Americans today have less positive things to say about our nation’s founders than they do some of the Communist dictators of recent decades. “Mikhail Gorbachev Meets His Maker” is the title of an interesting article recently, written by best-selling author Dr. Paul Kengor. Dr. Kengor writes, “First, most of the world will focus on Gorbachev’s role in the collapse of the USSR and invoke him as the hero of Soviet disintegration. The truth is not so tidy. In reality, Gorbachev’s goal all along was to preserve the USSR. Unlike Ronald Reagan, whose goal was to break up the Soviet Union, Gorbachev tried to keep it together, so much so that he repeatedly used force in several Soviet republics (including the Baltic states) in his final years in power. To his credit, Gorbachev wanted a kinder, gentler, non-totalitarian Soviet Union, even a politically pluralistic one.” Dr. Kengor, a professor of history and political science at Grove City College, even probes into the question of Gorbachev’s personal beliefs. Was he a closet Christian? Dr. Paul Kengor joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss Gorbachev and how the left seems to praise him more than America’s founders. www.faithandfreedom.com


Dr. Paul Kengor

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