Cultural Revolutions

Hysterical Expectations

Frederick the Great of Prussia once said that heads of state should avoid meeting one another. With all the hyperbole surrounding the Reagan/Gorbachev summit, the three-day meeting aroused almost hysterical expectations, setting up Americans, inevitably, for a fall. Previous summit conferences should have taught us at least that much.

Michael Warder

Michael Warder was an associate publisher of Chronicles. He is now the principal of The Warder Consultancy.

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