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The Coming Soviet Crash: Gorbachev's Desperate Pursuit of Credit in Western Financial Markets

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A very cynical examination of the Soviet economy by a research fellow at the Hoover Institution who suggests that glasnost is a con and perestroika a ruse to obtain Western credits that will be invested in an enhanced Soviet military and place Western security at risk. Her proposal offer no port to
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Free Press
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What I most remember about this book is how it came out just before the Fall of the Berlin Wall and showed, by going through the Soviet Union's books, that the empire was vastly underfunded and on the brink of collapse. President Reagan's role in all this was to dramatically increase the U.S. defense budget knowing full well the Soviets could not match him. Shortly before the crash, I remember the truest sign of that Empire's dissolution showing itself in the form of a coup d'état—supposedly in ...more
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