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Russia and the Idea of the West

Russia and the Idea of the West
Author: Robert English
ISBN 13: 9780231110594
ISBN 10: 231110596
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $35.00

In most analyses of the Cold War's end the ideological aspects of Gorbachev's "new thinking" are treated largely as incidental to the broader considerations of power. English demonstrates that Gorbachev's foreign policy was the result of an intellectual revolution. He analyzes the rise of a liberal policy-academic elite and its impact on the Cold War's end.

Raymond L. Garthoff

Russia and the Idea of the West is a masterful account of the roots of the ‘new thinking´ and the influence of men of ideas on the Gorbachev transformation of Soviet policy, a crucial and underappreciated aspect of the end of the Cold War.