Insightful analysis of the policies of Gorbachev from a Marxist perspective that anticipate the collapse of the USSR. Makes the case that glasnost and perestroika represented not the reform of socialism but the culmination of the Stalinist betrayal of the October revolution.
|About the Author||David North is the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and lectures on questions relating to contemporary US and international politics, European and Soviet history, and the history of the Trotskyist movement, including The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century; In Defense of Leon Trotsky; The Crisis of American Democracy; Marxism, History and Socialist Consciousness; Leon Trotsky and the Post-Soviet School of Historical Falsification,; and The Heritage We Defend.|
|ISBN||0 929087 39 9|