ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI : Vindication Of a Hard-Liner:

Long the prophet of Communism's doom, ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI foresees the end of the U.S.S.R. in its present form

Q. You've always been a strong critic of the Soviets, yet just in the past month you have been given a standing ovation at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, you've been respectfully interviewed in Pravda and even given prime- time coverage on Soviet television. What has it been like for you personally?

A. Well, I wouldn't be human if I didn't confess to a certain amount of ego gratification. When I stood in front of the foreign policy establishment in the Soviet Union and was given a generally empathetic reception, I had a sense of, if you will, historical vindication. But...

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