by Peter Rutland ON HIS BIRTHDAY, RONALD REAGAN WAS once asked what it felt like to be 70 years old. He replied, “It sure beats the alternative.” It was with relief, rather than enthusiasm, that the majority of Russian and Western observers greeted the news that Yeltsin had pulled off another death-defying political feat and […]

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