LISTEN: Despised and Revered

"When it started to crumble, he rode it down shouting 'We must tear this apart!"

- Joe Getty


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The last Soviet leader has passed away.

Mikhail Gorbachev passed away after a battle with illness, at the age of 91.

After coming into power in 1985, Gorbachev faced battles, both foreign and domestic, until the collapse of the communist regime in 1991. Hailed by some in the west, and a pariah in the east, the tributes have started to flow in.

In the latest episode of The Armstrong and Getty Select Cuts Podcast, Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty discuss the passing of the former Soviet leader, and how fondly the world remembers one of the most divisive political minds of the 20th century.