Our Brezhnev, Our Pravda, Our Soviet Union. . .

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Leonid Brezhnev led the former Soviet Union as General Secretary of the Communist Party until 1982. But like most Russian apparatchiks who excessively smoked, drank, and gained weight, he aged prematurely. Also like them, his disabilities never led to his abdication. By Brezhnev’s late sixties and early seventies, he was too …

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