(1) Chris Miller, "Gorbachev's Agriculture Agenda: Decollectivization and the Politics of Perestroika
," Kritika 17, 1 (2016): 95-118.
During the process of transition to democracy, no relevant participant (both communists and oppositionists) referred to the process of perestroika
. That is to say, the modest pre-1989 reforms did not entail liberalisation as a phase of transition.
Aspects of Heck's performance, along with Zachary Quinto's perf as Joe's first lover, led him to rethink some scenes, honing and clarifying Joe's journey over the course of "Perestroika
." For instance, Joe has now been given more lines in his final conversation with the ghost of Roy Cohn.
Gorbachev expressed admiration for US President Barack Obama as the champion of an American "perestroika
" (rebuilding) and compared his efforts to revive America after the financial crash to his own reforms of Soviet society.
After an elaborate introduction in Part I, explaining the meaning of perestroika
and the unreformed Soviet society as it existed before Gorbachev came to power, Professor Brown moves on to Part II in which he includes articles written in 'real time', the period between 1985 and 1989 when perestroika
was actually taking place.
Seven Years that Changed the World Perestroika
in Perspective Archie Brown Oxford UP 378pp 25 [pounds sterling] ISBN 0 19 928215 9
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
, at Northern Stage, Newcastle, until May 26
He correctly predicted that Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov would be succeeded by "a younger leader with a more liberal image," perfectly describing Mikhail Gorbachev and the political restructuring process that would be carried out under the name "perestroika
Over the years it has been reported in various media outlets that in 1989, Mikail Gorbachev told the Politburo: "Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika
and democracy in the coming years.
The Berlin Wall was standing tall while, in the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev had just presented proposals for perestroika
. The stock market had not crashed since 1929 and, probably by coincidence, Prozac had just been released on the market.
, as Gorbachev called his reforms, officially ended with the Soviet Union and his leadership in December 1991.