Cold War movers and shakers Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan had more in common than their leading roles in the last act of the Cold War; both men, earlier in life, were actors. A conversation between the two makes for a good imaginary one-act play (confidential to S. Martin: I've got a copyright on this one): JP2 could hold forth on the power of theater in a society that endured decades of stultifying occupation. Reagan could, in turn, reminisce fondly about the way Bonzo would hurl his own feces around the set the minute the... More >>>