Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gorbachev’s Achievements

Oxford Professor Archie Brown, who has written several insightful studies of Gorbachev and, most recently, a much acclaimed  The Rise and Fall of Communism, summarized in a recent posting what he considers Gorbachev’s twelve most significant achievements.  He points out that the list is … Continue reading

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Mikhail Gorbachev’s 80th Birthday

Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, will turn 80 on March 2. It is remarkable to me that so many of his compatriots fail to recognize his contribution to some of the most momentous changes in world politics. … Continue reading

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