Former Visiting Fellow Archie Brown is the author of a new book that examines the role three key world leaders played in ending the Cold War.

The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War (Oxford University Press) argues that the prevailing view that Western economic and military domination forced the Soviet Union to admit defeat is wrong. Instead, Brown analyzes how the political leadership and personalities of the heads of state in the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union contributed to the standoff.

“The Human Factor shows that different as these individuals were in leadership style and temperament, they found some crucial common ground,” according to Oxford.

Brown is a leading scholar on the demise of communism and was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Kellogg in the fall of 1998.

 

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