It was in November 1990 that Gorbachev took his wrong turn and ceased to be a major progressive historical force. This does not by any means deny the significance of what he has achieved so far; indeed, it would probably be too much to expect any individual to go further than he has. There is a limit to what individuals can achieve—even if they are Nobel Laureates.
Recommended CitationWheatcroft, Stephen; Hockenos, Paul; and Horin, Adele, Briefings: 1. Bye Bye Gorby 2. Mikhail's Baltic Rubicon 3. Unaided, Australian Left Review, 1(126), 1991, 4-9.