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Perestroika: new thinking for our country and the worldUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Perestroika (restructuring) presents Gorbachev's aspirations and major policies. "Democratization'' of management and society is a central if undefined goal. The author admits past stagnation in ... Read full review
In this 1987 book Gorbatchev lays out very similar basics for a new world politics as does Putin in his contribution to the Valdai Discussion Forum, 24 October 2014 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdai_speech_of_Vladimir_Putin). In Berlin, on November 8, 2014, Gorbatchev warned: "The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say it has already begun." (http://www.abendblatt.de/politik/article134136695/Gorbatschow-in-Berlin-Westen-hat-Zusagen-von-1989-gebrochen.html). What is the background on which the achievements of the 1980s are abandoned and the century old confrontation politics is resumed?
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