A Democracy Of Despots
This book describes the creation of the legislature and its role in the momentous upheaval which brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union. It examines the role of parliamentary institutions in the bitter struggles which have marked the first years of the independent Russian Federation.
Table of Contents
About the Book and Author -- 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 -- Afterword: An Uncertain Heart