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Tribute to Prof. Richard Pipes

Reader comment on item: NYT: Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Submitted by Joel Fishman (United States), Jun 10, 2018 at 08:41

I had the pleasure of meeting your father in the early sixties when I was a student at Tufts. I came over to Harvard Hillel for a lunch, and your father gave an informal lecture. I cannot remember the subject but do remember that the lecture was outstanding, and that your father delivered it in a gentle completely unpretentious manner. He was considerate and tactful with this undergraduate audience.

I have made good use of your father's fine chapter, "Some Operational Principles of Soviet Foreign Policy," in Confino and S. Shamir, The USSR and the Middle East (Jerusalem: Israel Universities Press, 1973). I have referenced it. On my bookshelf, I have Russia under the Bolshevik Regime.

I have a great appreciation for NSDD75. This memorandum brought about one of the great turning-points of the Twentieth Century. Mr. Putin referred to its consequences as a geopolitical disaster. The idea is excellent and could be still applied with great benefit in our region.

I send my condolences and good wishes,

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