Western Troika by Joan Frawley Desmond

Western Troika

The President, The Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
by John O’Sullivan
Regnery, 2006
(360 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Joan Frawley Desmond

In The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, John O’Sullivan, National Review editor at large and a veteran British journalist, describes the parallel and intersecting goals and experiences of John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher.

His special contribution is the juxtaposition of his protagonists’ inspired public moves with once secret commentary from Politburo meetings. He shows that while Western diplomats—in the Vatican as well as WashingtonR . . .