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Why Gorbachev happened

his triumphs and his failure

by Robert G. Kaiser

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-,
    • Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography,
    • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [452]-456) and index.

      StatementRobert G. Kaiser.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK290.3.G67 K35 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination476 p. :
      Number of Pages476
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2029702M
      ISBN 100671736922
      LC Control Number91006986


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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Why Gorbachev Happened: Kaiser does a very good job of documenting this disintegration over the course, and final demise, of Gorbachev.

The best quote of the book that sums up the entire challenge to Gorbachev "It was almost a circus trick. He wanted to jump from the driver's seat of one /5. Mikhail Gorbachev in That this book should come out now is fortuitous as Americans debate Russia’s role in the world — and in our.

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Formerly a. Robert G. Kaiser, deputy managing editor of The Washington Post, is the author of Russia: The People and the Power. This article is adapted from his forthcoming book, Why Gorbachev Happened, His Triumphs and His by: 5.

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The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from until He was also the country's head of state from untilserving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from toPolitical party: Union of Social.

Mikhail Gorbachev, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (–91) and president of the Soviet Union (–91). His efforts to democratize his country’s political system and decentralize its economy led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of. The book jumps from crisis to crisis just as Gorbachev’s daily agenda did, but readers would have benefited from some thematic chapters looking at key topics with the advantage of scholarly.

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Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union broke apart. There many different theories as to why that happened. But many Russians say the. This book (Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World) was written just a few years before the Soviet Union collapse, yet provides vital clues to explain the then impending collapse.

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"The perception of the role of journalists is obviously changing through such programmes" as "Spotlight of Perestroika," noted the authors of a book, Gorbachev and Gorbachevism.

The mini-investigations of "Spotlight" pointed the finger at individuals and specific offices but not at the Communist system. The writer is a former Moscow correspondent and managing editor of The Washington Post and the author of “Why Gorbachev Happened.” The Ivory Tower To the Editor.

For Gorbachev, the calamity at Chernobyl came from two fronts. The first was the physical, environmental destruction that had occurred and the cleanup that was going to take years and require a lot of money.

Yet the second hurt Gorbachev the most, as the attempted cover-up hurt Gorbachev’s reputation as a reformer and the legitimacy of glasnost. In his book, Gorbachev: His Life and Times, William Taubman writes that during Reagan’s Moscow visit ina reporter asked the president at the Kremlin whether he still considered Russia the.

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Gorbachev said that his wife, Raisa, had been planning to write a book herself, “about their life together, and about the people.” She had even started to work on it. Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States teetered on the edge of mutual nuclear destruction.

What few had considered, however, was that the Soviet Union would be brought down by an incident involving a civilian nuclear plant. Gorbachev had been in power for just over a year when, on Apthe Unit 4 reactor at. “The decision to make Shevardnadze foreign minister was the first obvious display of Gorbachev’s remarkable political creativity,” Robert G.

Kaiser wrote in “Why Gorbachev Happened: His. Gorbachev and Perestroika The policy struggle in Washington further intensified when a new Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, emerged in March In order to restructure the Soviet economy and reform domestic society, Gorbachev needed to reduce military spending at home and political tensions abroad.

For the general (but informed) reader, probably Archie Brown's The Gorbachev Factor. The Oxford professor of politics provides a well-researched, largely sympathetic and perceptive account of Gorbachev in what was quite obviously a highly dynamic.

Gorbachev has authored a new book of memoirs that comes out Tuesday, Nov. 13, (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, remains a hero in the : The Worldpost.

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