- The market
is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
Gorbachev # Market,
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.
Gorbachev # America,
was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for
Gorbachev # Life,
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.
Gorbachev # God,
- The history
of the past centuries and millennia has been a history of
almost ubiquitous wars, and sometimes desperate battles, leading
to mutual destruction.
Gorbachev # History,
of choice is a universal principle to which there should be
Gorbachev # Freedom,
- In moving
toward such bold revolutionary transformations, we understood
that there would be errors, that there would be resistance,
that the novelty would bring new problems. We foresaw the
possibility of breaking in individual sections. However, the
profound democratic reform of the entire system of power and
government is the guarantee that the overall process of restructuring
will move steadily forward and gather strength.
Gorbachev # Politics,
- If people
don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
Gorbachev # Blame,
- I am
a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a
fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
Gorbachev # Communism,
- 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.
Gorbachev # Society,
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