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Conversations with Gorbachev : on Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the crossroads of socialism

Author: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Zdeněk Mlynář
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, from the time their paths first crossed 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 and world politics." "In 1993 they decided that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Zdeněk Mlynář; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Zdeněk Mlynář
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Zdeněk Mlynář
ISBN: 0231118651 9780231118651
OCLC Number: 52992561
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Includes index.
Description: xxv, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Conversation one. The criss-crossing of our paths. Student communists --
New hopes and new disappointments --
Twenty years, divergent paths ; Conversation two. How we sought to reinvigorate socialism. The Prague Spring and its defeat --
More democracy, more socialism --
Freedom of choice either exists or it doesn't --
An airplane that took off without knowing where to land --
What to do with the Party? --
Can the use of force "save socialism"? ; Conversation three. There's only one world. Breaking out of the dead end of the Cold War --
Socialism is alive as a world process --
At a crossroads of civilization ; Concluding thoughts. The conscience of the reformer.
Responsibility: Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdeněk Mlynář ; translated by George Shriver.

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