A Democracy Of Despots: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Democracy Of Despots

1st Edition

By Donald Murray


0 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780813328942
pub: 1996-04-26
SAVE ~$8.79
Hardback: 9780367314224
pub: 2019-08-28
SAVE ~$29.99
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429502699
pub: 2018-05-04
from $21.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


In A Democracy of Despots correspondent Donald Murray provides an eyewitness account of the struggle for power in the USSR under Mikhail Gorbachev and in Russia under Boris Yeltsin, showing how both men used and abused the democratic institutions they helped make possible. The story he tells of the emerging democratic government is one of ambitious

Table of Contents

Introduction -- An Oasis of Liberty -- Searching for the New World -- The First Campaign -- The Day of Discussion -- The Swamp -- An Unofficial Funeral -- Miniature, Everyday Coups -- Another Country … Another Man -- The Final Coup -- The Rebel -- Raskol -- A Higher Value -- Russia Returns to Its Roots -- Confrontation Still Lives in Our Souls

About the Author

Donald Murray was the Moscow correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Canada from 1988 to 1994.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General