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The Withering Away of the Totalitarian State... and Other Surprises

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These essays track the dramatic developments set in motion by the perestroika revolution of Mikhail Gorbachev, whose goal is the transformation of Soviet style communism from within. This collection does not simply recapitulate what happens but explains - step by step - which changes were important and why. They tell us when Gorbachev began to ask new questions and set new ...more
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Published September 3rd 1992 by AEI Press (first published 1991)
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Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick was an American ambassador and an ardent anticommunist. After serving as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign and later in his Cabinet, the longtime Democrat-turned-Republican was nominated as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and became the first woman to hold this position.

She is famous for her "Kirkpatrick Doctrine," which advocated U.S. s
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