He taught at the University of Glasgow from to , during which time he was a British Council exchange scholar at Moscow State University for the academic year He was also a visiting professor and holder of the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. At Oxford University , Brown was university lecturer in Soviet institutions from until , when he became professor of politics. He held that position from to
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There have been several excellent works on Mr Gorbachev It should be studied at once in every diplomatic service worthy of the name, starting with our own Foreign Office. It discusses, too, many of the major events of the final seven years of the Soviet system. It entails considering the strength of the opposition to Gorbachev and the constraints upon his political actions at different times.
Although these are not easy issues to settle, it is perhaps of at least some advantage that I have been paying attention to Gorbachev for a long time—well before it was common to do so in either the Soviet Union or the West. There were quizzical looks in my audience at Yale University when, in one of my Henry L. Gorbachev had just joined that category and he was by some twenty years the youngest member of the group. Second, I was convinced that Gorbachev would be a serious reformer.
It was a view I held long before it became fashionable and which I continued to hold after it had ceased to be fashionable, at any rate in Russia. My interest in.
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The Gorbachev Factor
The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher and the End of the Cold War by Archie Brown review