Sunday, January 27, 2008

Reagan's lethargy

"He is like lion! When lion sees antelope on the horizon, his is not interested, he go to sleep. Ten feet away, too much, leave it. Eight feet, the lion suddenly comes to life!"

A Soviet aide describing Reagan's "negotiating technique, and odd mixture of of lethargy and star power," in "admiring terms..." at Reykjavik.

John O'Sullivan's The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister (pp.268-9)

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