Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and The World - Mikhail GorbachevLondon: Collins, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
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From the cover: “Perestroika, which means ‘restructuring’, is Mikhail Gorbachev’s own account of the revolution he is presently implementing in the USSR. Seventy years after the October Revolution, it constitutes a revolution in attitudes, in ideas and in practice that entails a radical alteration of both domestic and foreign policy. Perestroika is the next stage in socialist history, when greater responsibility, initiative, openness and a spirit of ‘emulation’ are to be strongly encouraged in the people through a real sense of personal involvement. It is an unprecedented blueprint for change that can only have profound implications for the world.
Frank in his criticism of the past, trenchant in his recommendations for the present, the General Secretary is unswerving in his conviction that the needs of the world are inseparable from those of his country. For, in the search for ‘a nuclear-free, non-violent world’, restructuring must be a global affair, and involve furthering the cause of understanding and tolerance. ‘The states and peoples of the earth are very different, and it is good that they are so’.
World peace is the fruit for which perestroika is potentially the seed. It is a coherent, inspiring vision for an international political scene as fraught and divided as it has ever been. Accessible, personal, often passionate and eloquent, Perestroika must be one of the most important political documents of our times.”