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Title The Revolutions of 1989 / edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999

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Description x, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Series Rewriting histories
Rewriting histories.
Contents Introduction / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Pt. I. Causes. 1. What Happened in Eastern Europe in 1989? / Daniel Chirot. 2. Amidst Moving Ruins / Leszek Kolakowski. 3. What was Socialism, and why did it Fall? / Katherine Verdery -- Pt. II. Meaning. 4. The Breakdown of Communist Regimes / S. N. Eisenstadt. 5. The Year of Truth / Timothy Garton Ash. 6. The Meanings of 1989 / Jeffrey C. Isaac. 7. Nineteen Eighty-Nine: The end of which European Era? / Tony Judt. 8. The Legacy of Dissent / G. M. Tamas. 9. Overcoming Totalitarianism / Jacek Kuron -- Pt. III. Future. 10. The Future of Liberal Revolution / Bruce Ackerman. 11. The Leninist Legacy / Ken Jowitt. 12. The Post-Totalitarian Blues / Jacques Rupnik. 13. The Velvet Restoration / Adam Michnik. 14. The Neighbors of Kafka: Intellectual's Note from the Underground / Mircea Mihaies. 15. Is Communism Returning? / Zhelyu Zhelev
Summary This collection of both classic and recent articles examines the causes and consequences of the collapse of communism in East and Central Europe, the most important event in recent world history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Revolutions -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Communist countries -- History -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Author Tismaneanu, Vladimir.
LC no. 98034372
ISBN 0415169496 (hardcover)
041516950X (paperback)