Thursday, April 06, 2006

Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev, the final Premier of the Soviet Union, gave a fascinating interview in USA Today yesterday. Gorbachev took many steps to institute democratic reforms in the economy and the government of the U.S.S.R., but this resulted in a coup against him by hardline Stalinist members of the Communist Party. Gorbachev's interview outlines why both authoritarian communism and authoritarian capitalism are unacceptable systems. Read it here.