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by Mikhail Gorbachev,Zdenek Mlynar,George Shriver,Archie Brown
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  • Author:
    Mikhail Gorbachev,Zdenek Mlynar,George Shriver,Archie Brown
  • ISBN:
    0231118643
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    978-0231118644
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    Columbia University Press (July 15, 2002)
  • Pages:
    200 pages
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Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech. As they reminisce, Mlynar presses his longtime friend to explore other possibilities: that he could have taken a more critical stance within the Soviet Union before he began to try to reform it, that he might have taken steps to prevent the . s dissolution, which occurred on his watch.

Conversations with Gorbachev book. Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics. In Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950.

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950.

George Shriver (Translator).

Conversations with Gorbachev: On Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism by. Mikhail Gorbachev (Foreword), Zdenek Mlynar. George Shriver (Translator). In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that thinking out loud process

Zdenek Mlynar, Archie Brown, George H. Shriver.

Zdenek Mlynar, Archie Brown, George H. This book, based on conversations between Mikhail Gorbachev and the late Zdenĕk Mlynář, is an important historical document. It provides insights into the evolution of the political ideas of two highly intelligent people-from dogmatic Communism to Communist reformism (or revisionism) to a social democratic understanding of socialism.

Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World (Perennial Library, Harper & Row, 1988) Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar, Conversations with Gorbachev on Perestroika, The Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism, trans

Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World (Perennial Library, Harper & Row, 1988) Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar, Conversations with Gorbachev on Perestroika, The Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism, trans. George Shriver (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002).

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and formerly Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and formerly Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. He was also the country's head of state from 1988 until 1991, serving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics.In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that "thinking out loud" process. It is an absorbing record of two friends trying to explain to one another their views on the problems and events that determined their destinies. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.

Trash Obsession
If you ever wondered what the main player in the break up of the Soviet Union was thinking, this book is for you. More than that, Gorbachev gives us some insight into the process that led up to the dissolution and meaning of it for him. Socialists trying to bring democracy to their system had a rude awakening when the system collapsed. There were many capitalist minded people who wanted to the system to collapse, many victims of its excesses who hated it. And there were many well placed people in the bureaucracy who seized the time to transition into the new era by becoming millionaires. But what Gorbachev wanted, more than power or wealth, was to democratize the regime as a way of returning to its socialist ideals. That is a perspective that is needed if you want to understand the events that ended the USSR.
Bynelad
Gorbachev truly reveals his mind
A good book to read if one
wants to understand the
world after the demise of
the Soviet Union and the
end of Cold War.
Not-the-Same
good