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Mikhail Gorbachev: It’s time for a second American revolution in the spirit of perestroika

In AMERICA, GORBACHEV on 10/06/2009 at 3:30 PM

Years ago, as the Cold War was coming to an end, I said to my fellow leaders around the globe: the world is on the cusp of great events, and in the face of new challenges all of us will have to change, you as well as we. For the most part, the reaction was polite but sceptical silence. In recent years, I have often told listeners that I feel Americans need their own change – a perestroika, not like the one in my country, but an American perestroika – and the reaction has been markedly different. Halls filled with thousands of people have responded with applause. Some have reacted with understanding. Others have objected… Sydney Morning Herald

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