My Debt to Suzanne Massie

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Screenshot 2014-03-20 23.14.10Suzanne Massie gave me my first unforgettable walking tour of St. Petersburg — of  the Hermitage, the Royal Palaces, Pavlovsk, Dostoevsky’s house and grave, the Italianate churches — in 1992.  It was all part of my assignment to write an account for The Atlantic of her extraordinary service to Ronald Reagan and all of us. I thought the title of The Atlantic piece in February, 1993 should have been “The Woman Who Ended the Cold War.” Here it is, under the headline “Agent of Influence“.