43 minutes | Feb 25, 2021

Episode 114 – A Conversation with George P. Shultz and Robert Conquest (Podcast)

The late George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, and the late Robert Conquest, former Stanford Research Fellow and noted Soviet researcher, shared anecdotes about their contacts and experiences with the Soviet Union. Both men were impressed with former Soviet President Gorbachev’s candor and intelligence. During a visit to Stanford to see Shultz, Gorbachev talked about an earthquake in Armenia that was of similar severity to one experienced by San Francisco and how all the buildings in Armenia had fallen down – not so in San Francisco. Gorbachev said, “… we can’t get people to build things according to the engineering specifications. That’s why our buildings fell down.” Listen in to learn more about their perspectives and experiences with the Soviet Union in “A Conversation with George P. Shultz and Robert Conquest.”
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