Fear And Trembling Among The Kremlin Watchers

It wasn't exactly a shining moment in the annals of Soviet punditry. In mid-December, Princeton University Soviet specialist Stephen F. Cohen and Marshall I. Goldman, associate director of Harvard University's Russian Research Center, appeared on a television talk show to discuss the end of the Soviet Union. The pair banged heads on most issues, with Cohen suggesting that Goldman knew virtually nothing about Russian politics. Enraged, Goldman blustered: "If you're going to insult me and give me a lecture, I have a right to defend myself."

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