The Withering Away of the Totalitarian State: And Other Surprises

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American Enterprise Institute, 1992 - 317 pages
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Articles and columns (most previously published) by the noted neo- conservative track changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and related issues in foreign policy as they have developed over the past five years. They will delight some, infuriate others, but bore none. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Sakharov and GorbachevA Challenge
9
New Thinking in the Kremlin
17
Four Questions about Gorbachevs Reforms 223
23
Crisis of Communism
29
The New Styles of the New Bolsheviks
36
The Limits of Pluralism under Perestroika
43
Transforming Soviet Communism from Within
51
The Logic of Freedom
58
Europes Drift Away from the United States
156
The Transformation of Europe
163
Mutual Aid
170
Introduction to Part Four
177
Filling in the Blanks
185
Beyond Profit in Angola
193
Slandering Savimbi
195
Many Threats Little Bread
202

Gorbachev vs Lenin
60
Can Communism Transform Itself?
66
Bad Bargain in Poland
72
Enough to Break an Old Bolsheviks Heart
80
Bad News? Whats Bad about It?
87
Does Action against Iraq Herald a New Age for the United
94
Introduction to Part Two
101
Russian Power
109
Gorbachev at ReykjavikThe High Roller in the Haunted
116
An Arms Deal We Should Refuse
124
And Now Proximity Talks
131
The American Approach to Foreign Affairs
134
Introduction to Part Three
141
Limited Partners in Europe
149
Promises Promises II
209
Is the Nicaraguan Government Ready to Comply with
216
Their Style of Democracy
224
Election Surprise
230
The Suffering of a FatherPresident
236
A Trap in El Salvador
243
While Pawns Rot in Cuban Jails
251
Cuba the United Nations and the Vanishing Socialist Bloc
258
Realism and Chinese Repression
268
REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW SOVIET REVOLUTION
273
A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANGE
293
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
317
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