Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Still worse, the editorial does not mention the most “peculiar” outcome of his legacy — the squandering by subsequent leaders, at home and abroad, of the historic possibilities he created for Russian democracy and American-Russian relations. And, not surprisingly, you are equally silent about The New York Times’s past enthusiasm for the post-Gorbachev policies of the 1990s, in Moscow and Washington, that wasted those opportunities."