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Mikhail Gorbachev
(1931-____) born on
Mar 2
Russian political leader. He was Secretary General of USSR, 1985-92; initiated glasnost; won Nobel Peace Prize, 1990; "Time" magazine's Man of the Decade.
         
   
F
America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.

R
Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement . . . in relations between the two great nations on earth.
A
I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
N
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. . . . If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
K
It will not be enough to rely on experts. Ordinary citizens must become experts too. It will take public opinion on a wide scale to ensure that world leaders act.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Parade," 23 Jan 1994.
R: In "Time," 9 Sep 1985.
A: In "Times" (London) 18 May 1990.
N: In "Guardian" (London), 21 Jun 1990.
K: In "Parade," 23 Jan 1994.
   


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