In This Review

What Went Wrong With Perestroika
What Went Wrong With Perestroika
By Marshall I. Goldman
Norton, 1991, 258 pp

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.