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Gorbachev And The Decline Of Ideology In Soviet Foreign Policy

1st Edition

By Sylvia Babus Woodby


136 pages

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Through a combination of actions and words, Mikhail Gorbachev has sought to convince the West that the USSR is not dangerous, either militarily or politically. At home, he has sought to convince his countrymen that it is time to abandon the idea that the USSR is at war with the non-socialist world, and that it must keep the West at arms -length. I

Table of Contents

Evolution of Gorbachev’s New Vision -- Introduction -- Ideology and Perestroika -- Ideology and Foreign Policy -- Banishing the Class Struggle -- Foreign Policy Self-Criticism -- Ideological Revision and Gorbachev’s Foreign Policy Goals -- Prospects for Gorbachev’s Secular Outlook -- Selections from Relevant Speeches and Documents -- Political Report of the CPSU Central Committee to the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union -- 70th Revolutionary Anniversary Speech -- Speech to a Meeting of Representatives of Parties and Movements Participating in the Revolutionary Anniversary Celebrations -- Speech to the Central Committee Plenum -- “I Cannot Waive Principles” -- “Principles of Restructuring: Revolutionary Nature of Thinking and Acting” -- Thesis No. 10, Issued by the Central Committee for the 19th All-Union Party Conference -- Report of the Central Committee to the 19th All-Union Party Conference -- Speech to the United Nations General Assembly -- Speech to Kiev Workers -- Report to the Congress of People’s Deputies

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HISTORY / General