Bush's Historic Opportunity in Europe: The Middle East Connection
Findley, Paul, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Hundreds of thousands of people bravely take to the streets of ancient capitals from Poland to Bulgaria, shouting for democracy and freedom. And instead of crushing the protestors, the communist rulers of these states themselves capitulate. Walls literally come tumbling down. Why now?
Personalities have a lot to do with historic change, and Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union's remarkable and charismatic leader, clearly encouraged the tide in Eastern Europe with his calls for openness and change at home. In admitting the failure of the Soviet system, he invited revolution within the Soviet empire and may have inadvertently inspired tumult even in China.
And an early, major …
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Publication information: Article title: Bush's Historic Opportunity in Europe: The Middle East Connection. Contributors: Findley, Paul - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: III. Issue: 9 Publication date: January 31, 1990. Page number: 10. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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