Mikhail Gorbachev (Paperback)
Prophet of Change
Clairview Books, 9781905570317, 323pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
For Gorbachev, environmental matters have always been inextricably connected with peace, security, and social justice. The transition from Soviet Union head of state to president of a non-governmental organization, Green Cross International, was therefore natural. Mikhail Gorbachev: Prophet for Change traces the evolution of his vision, in particular the origins and outcomes of his environmental agenda, which belong to the important legacy of the changes Gorbachev initiated in the USSR and in the world. Without these critical initiatives, the many advances of today's global environmental movement would have been impossible.
This anthology, compiled by Green Cross International to celebrate Gorbachev's eightieth birthday, features select speeches and writings, as well as tributes from political contemporaries and partners in the environmental and peace movements. The tributes from colleagues and friends--ranging from political heavyweights George Bush and Margaret Thatcher to renowned champions of sustainability Maurice Strong and Achim Steiner--reflect the esteem in which Mikhail Gorbachev is held and the special place he occupies in modern history.