Why Gorbachev Happened

Mr. Kaiser, deputy managing editor of the Washington Post, discussed his book, Why Gorbachev Happened: His Triumphs and His Failure. Formerly a world correspondent… read more

Mr. Kaiser, deputy managing editor of the Washington Post, discussed his book, Why Gorbachev Happened: His Triumphs and His Failure. Formerly a world correspondent for the Post, Mr. Kaiser wrote on Soviet President Gorbachev’s rise to power and the successes and failures of President Gorbachev’s policies in the Soviet Union. In his analysis of President Gorbachev’s political life, Mr. Kaiser mentioned three aspects that shaped the Soviet leader’s rise to power: courage, intelligence, and endurance for stupefying boredom during his years in the conservative party apparatus. He went on to discuss his work in writing the book, his experiences in the Soviet Union, and his work on the Post. close

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Why Gorbachev Happened

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Program ID:
18201-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 02, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 03, 1991 | 4:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 02, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 1991 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 03, 1991 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 03, 1991 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 03, 1991 | 4:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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