The "Gorbachev phenomenon" is seen as the product of complex developments during the last seventy years - developments that changed the Soviet Union from a primarily agrarian society into an urban, industrial one. Here, for the first time, a noted authority on Soviet society identifies the crucial historical events and social forces that explain Glasnost and political and economic life in the Soviet Union today.
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"In an instructive and highly readable analysis, Lewin pinpoints Gorbachev's main strength as his awareness that all parts of the system--society, party, state, economy--must be reformed simultaneously."--"Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
Moshe Lewin is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several books on Soviet history.
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Book Description Radius, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091732077