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The Gorbachev phenomenon a historical interpretation by Moshe Lewin

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Published by Radius in London .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union


  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-,
  • Perestroĭka,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- 1953-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMoshe Lewin.
LC ClassificationsDK286 .L48x 1988b
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2256203M
ISBN 100091732026
LC Control Number89135044

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Jan 16,  · Former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan both claimed to have seen UFOs, while Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared that “The phenomenon of Author: Sarah Pruitt. Gorbachev Phenomenon A Historical Interpretation Expanded Edition by Moshe Lewin available in Trade Paperback on, also read synopsis and reviews. The "Gorbachev phenomenon" is seen as the product of complex developments during the last seventy. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. A thoughtful politico-sociological study on changes in Soviet society since Stalin's day. The interpretation is the author's own, but he bases it substantially on the considerable volume of social science research done in the U.S.S.R. in recent years. In brief, the argument is that the push for reform is no momentary invention of Gorbachev's, but the inevitable result of the evolution of.