Louis: Gorbachev is the greatest political thinker since Lenin. (Epilogue.2)
Louis thinks Gorbachev is absolutely brilliant for instituting the policy of perestroika in the Soviet Union. This policy of new economic and political freedom eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Many celebrate Reagan for bringing the end of the Cold War, but others would give more credit to Gorbachev.