80th Birthday Gorbachev
Personal assessment: When Mikhail Gorbachev as a blank slate came to power, his public appearances with me initially triggered a suspicion, for it seemed as though there were a second time only the history and sweeping condemnation of the new unit on teaching.
The "April-plenary" (1985), however, said Gorbachev, one critique of the system and demands that real change to the "socialist pluralism" made inevitable that since the founding of the Soviet Union as Trotskyism, sectarianism, fractionism, revisionism, subjectivism, petty bourgeois, etc. been condemned and was prosecuted.
fact, also failed in the socialist pluralism and the vision of "socialism with a human face" on domestic policy of concepts and resistance on the one hand, but also ideological inconsistencies and the systemic weaknesses of the state monopoly socialism in competition with capitalist economy the companies, it concluded that Gorbachev more and more social-democratic views.
As much as Russian nationalists blame him for having them, not the vast empire of the former Soviet Union saved from collapse, it is also a merit of its policy of self-determination of peoples, such as the German reunification.
His greatest achievement, however, the termination of the in the all dangerous unpredictability always played down East-West conflict, for which Gorbachev rightly deserved and received the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.
If such a ranking can make any sense, Gorbachev would be the best and most important politicians of the 20th Century.
Mark Rabago>> discussion