What collapsed the Soviet Union was the pressure put on their communist economy to match the influence of the United States in the world, and match the military progress.<quoted text>We were never on the verge of losing the Cold War, the Soviet system collapsed from within, it was a bad system.
Besides we were discussing Reagan's defeat of the middle class.
It's a no-brainer communism is a bad system. That brings us to the question of why do you adore the communist we somehow put in as president?
I recall stagflation knocking the shit out of the middle class during Carter's tenure. I recall by the end of Reagan's terms, everything had been put in place for the economic boom of the 90s to happen.
What are you talking about?
... what planet do you live on? Perhaps that's the difference between our observations. I was describing Earth.