Gorbachev wanted to create “socialism with a human face.” But in an attempt to save his own country, he was squashed by both his former allies and the new reformers. Uskorenie, perestroika, and glasnost simply pulled away the fragile veil that kept society stifled.
Author: Matthew Rutzen
Matthew Rutzen is a junior at UCLA majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. At UCLA, he takes part in research for the Center for Middle Eastern Development. He hopes to continue his academic and professional endeavors to promote awareness of crucial current events in the Middle East through journalism, and later diplomacy.
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