Reflections on the Soviet Crisis

An interview with White House Kremlinologist Richard Pipes

One of the hardest of hard-liners in the Reagan Administration has been keeping one of the lowest of profiles. He is Richard Pipes, 58, a Polish-born historian on leave from Harvard University, who has served since the Inauguration as the chief expert on Soviet affairs for the National Security Council staff. Before joining the Government, he was an outspoken, highly controversial critic of détente and a leader of the Committee on the Present Danger, a private lobbying group that campaigned against SALT II and in favor...

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