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Riding The Tiger

“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman

The End of the Cold War is Back

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev at the first summit in Geneva, Switzerland

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

President Barack Obama in a recent interview corrected an assertion of a deputy national security advisor who said that his boss “subscribes less to a great-man theory of history and more to a great-movement theory of history.” “I’m not sure Ben is right about that,” Obama remarked. “I believe in both.”