As I see Gorbachev

Sharansky, N.
March 1988
Commentary;Mar1988, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p29
The author, a human rights activist who spent nine years in Soviet prisons, assesses Mikhail Gorbachev. Skillful in gauging and manipulating the public mood in the West, Gorbachev can become more dangerous than his predecessors. But his realism also gives room for hope, for it should enable him correctly to assess his regime's weaknesses and the real power of his adversaries.


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