Buxton International Festival

Perspectives: How did the Cold War really end?

, 10:00am The Assembly Rooms - Buxton Crescent Hotelbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

In his new book, The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War, eminent political scientist and historian Archie Brown questions the popular view that Western military and economic strength ‘won’ the Cold War.

In an interpretation which accords a central place to political leadership, he makes a major contribution to our understanding of why and how the Cold War ended in the second half of the 1980s – and of the distinctive parts played in that process by Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

Professor Archie Brown CMG FBA, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford

Chair: Gerry Northam retired BBC broadcaster and producer

Dates & Times

  • Wed 15 Jul 10am
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £15