Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Russia and the Idea of the West Gorbachev, Intellectuals, and the End of the Cold War

by Robert D. English

  • ISBN: 9780231110587
  • ISBN10: 0231110588

Russia and the Idea of the West Gorbachev, Intellectuals, and the End of the Cold War

by Robert D. English

  • List Price: $90.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780231110587
  • ISBN10: 0231110588
used Add to Cart $33.75
You save: 63%
Marketplace Item
Description: An intriguing "intellectual portrait" of a generation of Soviet reformers, this book is also a fascinating case study of how ideas can change the course of history. In most analyses of the Cold War's end the ideological aspects of Gorbachev's "new thinking" are treated largely as incidental to the broader considerations of power -- as gloss on what was essentially a retreat forced by crisis and decline. Robert English makes a major contribution by demonstrating that Gorbachev's foreign policy was in fact the result of an intellectual revolution. English analyzes the rise of a liberal policy-academic elite and its impact on the Cold War's end.

English worked in the archives of the USSR Foreign Ministry and gained access to the restricted collections of leading foreign-policy institutes. He conducted nearly 400 interviews with Soviet intellectuals and policy makers, from Krushchev- and Brezhnev-era Politburo members to Perestroika-era notables such as Eduard Shevardnadze and Gorbachev himself. English traces the rise of a "Westernizing" worldview from the post-Stalin years, through a group of liberals in the late 1960s-70s, to a circle of close advisers who spurred Gorbachev's most radical reforms.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Moe's Books
Location: Berkeley, CA
Condition: Like New
Price:
$33.75
Comments:
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
0231110588 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!
Price:
$33.75
Comments:
0231110588 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!
Seller: J. Hood, Booksellers, Inc.
Location: Baldwin City, KS
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$73.12
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$76.31
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Monroe Street Books
Location: Middlebury, VT
Condition: Very Good
401 pages. Black cloth, silver titles to front and spine, no dust jacket. Minor wear to covers, else a very nice, clean, tight copy. Record # 453421.
Price:
$84.37
Comments:
401 pages. Black cloth, silver titles to front and spine, no dust jacket. Minor wear to covers, else a very nice, clean, tight copy. Record # 453421.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).