• Despite his deeply-held ideology, Reagan was willing to talk to Gorbachev. He willing to do business with him. We should realize that engaging with adversaries is often one of our great strengths. As long as we use the engagement to stand up for the things we care about, there is no harm in talking.

    "David Hoffman on 'The Dead Hand' and End of the Cold War". Live Chat, September 21, 2009.