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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.
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.

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.
I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
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.
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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