Chronicle Of A Revolution: A Western-Soviet Inquiry Into Perestroika

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Chronicle Of A Revolution: A Western-Soviet Inquiry Into Perestroika

Edited by Abraham Brumberg
Pantheon, 1990
266 pp. $14.95
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As the editor notes in his introduction, not one of the hundreds of Western experts on the Soviet Union foresaw the nature and extent of the Gorbachev revolution, but the eight assembled here give a good assessment of its various aspects. Even more interesting are the comments of ten Soviet contributors, all pro-perestroika in differing ways, who discuss both the Western essays and the revolution itself. Among them are Roy Medvedev, now free to write and publish as he pleases, and Gavril Popov, the new mayor of Moscow.

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