What Went Wrong With Perestroika

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What Went Wrong With Perestroika

By Marshall I. Goldman
Norton, 1991
258 pp. $19.95

There is a brief prologue and an equally brief epilogue on the August events but, as the author underscores, long before this drama he was already wrestling with the question of "why such a noble program had come to such a sorry end." For the general reader Goldman serves up a sweeping but succinct analysis of the reasons Gorbachev launched perestroika and why things did not work out as he might have wished.

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