Articles by Leon Aron



20 Years After a Revolution by Culture

Twenty years after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated glasnost, it is clear that, like every fateful ""tipping point"" in human history, the change has furnished enough material for scholars to plumb for many years. It may be too early to appreciate what glasnost has contributed, its depth, its passions and, yes, even its significance.

20 Years After a Revolution by Culture

Twenty years after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated glasnost, it is clear that, like every fateful ""tipping point"" in human history, the change has furnished enough material for scholars to plumb for many years. It may be too early to appreciate what glasnost has contributed, its depth, its passions and, yes, even its significance.

Crime and Punishment for Capitalists

  • 31 October 03
  • The New York Times
It has exposed the complex and deep divisions within the elite and the public alike about the nature of state control over the economy, the role of big business in politics and the influence of personal wealth in what still is a poor society.