Baier’s Three Days in January looked back at the early years of the Cold War, analyzing the historical moment through Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address. His new book recreates a similarly momentous year at the end of that long stalemate, focusing on Reagan’s May 1988 Moscow summit with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The last of a series of four meetings, this was notable for many things. It was Reagan’s first visit to Moscow, it led to a joint nuclear disarmament agreement, and it marked the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil. Delivered to students at Moscow State University, this speech, Baier shows, encapsulated what made Reagan a great leader and crystallized his vision of the new world on the horizon.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.