Quotation by Mikhail Gorbachev

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931), Soviet political leader. speech, Dec. 1989, to second national Congress of People's Deputies, Moscow. quoted in New York Times (Dec. 26, 1989).

A week before, however, Newsweek had quoted Gorbachev as confiding to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, "I don't even know if I'm a Communist any more." Both pronouncements are discussed in Gail Sheehy, Gorbachev, pt. 6, "Sakharov's Warning" (1991).
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