. The detente lessened the risk of war,
Which give me nothing. A war would be much more preferable. Unless we talk a nuclear war. Probability of that ever happening was very low. Regardless of so called détente that only achieved two objectives:
- let some people in the west to make money
- give a breather and needed know how to Soviets which allowed them to continue with their BS Soviet rule!
If anything that allowed Soviets to continue for a such a long time.
For me it done absolutely nothing expect for a joke that was around - who is a capitalist? A dude that sells a rope that Soviets will hang him with!
Reagan was smart
indeed, he knew how do go about negotiations. Nothing to do with all those pansies.
I am not the one who lets his bias shown
You are, those are not facts but your take on them. Which I point out are erroneous and out of touch with reality.