An old fool. Gorbachev and Walesa put all such fools’ theories and predictions to dust!
Don’t forget that ole Henry, Zbig and other likes them had some financial interest (books, lectures, consultations) in the totalitarian status quo.
Gorbachev?!?!? The guy was just as Stalinist as the others, he didn't want Perestroika, but he had no choice. He was complicit in the murders of 13 Lithuanians as late as 1991.