Reflections on Economic Aspects of Gorbachev's Book Perestroika: Wishful Thinking for a Make-believe World?
International Journal of Social Economics
… if you see this lofty goal — a shining temple on a green hill — then the heaviest of stones are light, the most exhausting work a pleasure — Mikhail S. Gorbachev “Everyone is anxious to know the kind of society we ourselves, and our children and grandchildren, will live in,” writes Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in his recently published book (Gorbachev, 1987, p. 10). He refers to the concern of the Soviet people about the fate of Soviet society. But he goes further than that. He recognises that what will happen to his country, “considering the influence it has in world affairs” (Gorbachev, 1987, p. 10), will ultimately affect the destiny of people of the entire world. He believes, therefore, that the yearning to understand the future of the Soviet Union should not be a monopoly of the Soviet people alone, but rather be shared by mankind as a whole. © 1989, MCB UP Limited
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Raiklin, Ernest, "Reflections on Economic Aspects of Gorbachev's Book Perestroika: Wishful Thinking for a Make-believe World?" (1989). Faculty Publications. 4637.