What Went Wrong with Perestroika

Marshall I. Goldman (Author, Harvard University)

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"Once again, Marshall Goldman has put his finger directly on the problems that hamper reform in the Soviet Union. Anyone who wants to understand Gorbachev's failings, the bureaucratic infighting and built-in reluctance to change will gain insights from this taut, readable book."—Hedrik Smith

A critical analysis of the economic reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev, which claims that the Soviet leader did little to counter the nation's overindulgence in heavy industry or to combat a burgeoning budget deficit. The resultant economic collapse, it is argued, led to political disintegration.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • August 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30904-1
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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