Stephen F. Cohen: Soviet and Post-Soviet Policies Were Viable Alternatives
In this interview by Eric Man, Stephen F. Cohen revisit the Soviet Union and post-Soviet history. Cohen discuss Soviet leaders such as Nikolai Bukharin, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Yegor Ligachev. Cohen argues that each of these leaders had policies which were viable in their own ways, but which instead suffered tragic failures due to internal politic conflicts and competing political visions.
In his book titled Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War Cohen provides the reader an in depth and clear analysis of soviet and post-Soviet political viabilities, and the squandering of such viabilities not only by the Soviets but also by Washington.
Click here to read Cohens article in The Nation titled, Cold War Again: Who’s Responsible?
Aired on April 22 , 2014