Read the article by professor Micheal Cox entitled " Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War: The Debate Continues.
Discussion Question: In this article, the author describes two personalities that Ronal Reagan expressed in his policies towards the Soviet Union during his presidency. On the one hand, you have the Reagan who initiated the Strategic Defense Initiative and denounced the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” On the other hand, you have Ronald Reagan who embraced détente by working with Gorbachev to ease Cold War tensions. Which of these two Reagans do you believe had the greatest impact on bringing about an end to the Cold War? Please explain your response.
It is believed that Ronal Reagan who expressed in his policies towards the Soviet Union during his presidency was the one who ended Cold War. He is the one needed to be celebrated since with a reformer it could have been difficulty to end the war.