TITLE

Gorbachev without illusions

AUTHOR(S)
Besancon, A.
PUB. DATE
April 1988
SOURCE
Commentary;Apr88, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In its first three years under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union has passed through a period of crisis which began well before his advent to power and which shows no sign of ending--the erosion of the Communist Party's position. Examines the progressive weakening of power and Gorbachev's prospectus for dealing with the threatened loss of global power and of Communist Party authority.
ACCESSION #
8800002206

 

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