He is the person whose insights or predictions are still one of the best sources to explain this post-communist world. From Fukuyama's "end of history" to the new world of totalitarian-muslim-sponsored-terrorism and the "capitalist" Russia and China, Golitsyn's analysis has a main role to explain the "behind-the-scene" of our time.
He predicted - with years before the facts - Perestroika, Glasnost and even Gorbachev. He wrote some books on these predictions "New Lies For Old" and "The Perestroika Deception". These books were totally ignored (the former was published in 1984!) by the information community. Only during the 90's his credibilty was restored.
But all these events - The Fall of Berlin Wall was included - were only the sign for the so called "Final Phase" in a long term KGB strategy to dominate the world, by dividing the Atlantic allies and isolating the US with the most anti-american propaganda of all time.
"When the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1989, the CIA was chastised for failing to foresee the change. "For a generation, the Central Intelligence Agency told successive presidents everything they needed to know about the Soviet Union," said Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, "except that it was about to fall apart."
"In 1982, KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn had submitted a top-secret manuscript to CIA. In it, he foresaw that leadership of the USSR would by 1986 "or earlier" fall to "a younger man with a more liberal image," who would initiate "changes that would have been beyond the imagination of Marx or the practical reach of Lenin and unthinkable to Stalin." The coming liberalization, Golitsyn said, "would be spectacular and impressive. Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the Communist Party's role; its monopoly would be apparently curtailed.... The KGB would be reformed. Dissidents at home would be amnestied; those in exile abroad would be allowed to take up positions in the government; Sakharov might be included in some capacity in the government. Political dubs would be opened to nonmembers of the Communist Party. Leading dissidents might form one or more alternative political Censorship would be relaxed; controversial plays, films, and art would be published, performed, and exhibited."