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On my country and the world

Author: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on his own experience and rich archival material, Mikhail Gorbachev speaks his mind not only on a range of subjects concerning Russia's past, present, and future place in the world but also on the emerging global realities of the twenty-first century. In this book Gorbachev discusses the October Revolution, the Cold War, key figures such as Lenin, Stalin, and Yeltsin, nuclear proliferation, and NATO's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
On my country and the world.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; M S Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
ISBN: 0231115148 9780231115148 0231115156 9780231115155
OCLC Number: 41320193
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The October Revolution: Its Sense and Significance --
A Blunder of History, Accident, or Necessity? --
Was Socialism Built in the Soviet Union? --
Let's Not Oversimplify! A Balance Sheet of the Soviet Years --
October and the World --
One More Balance Sheet: Something Worth Thinking About --
October and Perestroika --
Does Socialism Have a Future? --
The Union Could Have Been Preserved --
A Tragic Turn of Events --
Tbilisi ... Baku ... Vilnius --
Toward a New Union Treaty --
Referendum on the Union --
The Coup: A Stab in the Back--and the Intrigues of Yeltsin --
The Belovezh Accord: Dissolution of the USSR --
What Lies Ahead? --
The New Thinking: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow --
The Sources of the New Thinking --
The Very First Steps --
The Conception (1985-1991) --
Overcoming the Cold War --
The Transitional World Order --
The New Thinking in the Post-Confrontational World --
The Challenge of Globalization --
The Challenge of Diversity --
The Challenge of Global Problems --
The Challenge of Power Politics --
The Challenge of Democracy --
The Challenge of Universal Human Values --
The Beginning of History?
Other Titles: Razmyshlenii︠a︡ o proshlom i budushchem.
Gorbachev--on my country and the world
Responsibility: Gorbachev.


Here is the whole sweep of the Soviet experiment and experience, as told by its last steward. Drawing on his own experience as well as rich archival material, Gorbachev ponders Russia's past,  Read more...
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We find passages of perceptive analysis that we should not ignore. Foreign Affairs Gorbachev's authorship alone makes this book an important text... [His] take on history and his analysis of global Read more...

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