TITLE

THE GORBACHEV TEASE

AUTHOR(S)
Peretz, Martin
PUB. DATE
July 1989
SOURCE
New Republic;7/10/89-7/17/89, Vol. 201 Issue 2/3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Suggests that the Berlin Wall remains a legitimate expression policy and is a necessity in the region. Account of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's tease that the Berlin Wall might come down when the conditions that generated the need for it disappears; History of the Wall, which was built to imprison people who wanted to live elsewhere; History of the Wall's erection; East Germany's claim that it attracted the more idealistic and the more humane to its side of the Wall; Decline in the popularity of the communist ideology; Elements of the Warsaw Pact created to improve relations among the governments in Europe; Role of the U.S. in pushing bilateral talks with the hard-line governments of the Pact.
ACCESSION #
11078629

 

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