Gorbachev without illusions

Besancon, A.
April 1988
Commentary;Apr88, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p47
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.


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