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What the Shifts of Power in the U. S. S. R. Mean.

Political scientist professor William Taubman discusses who wields power in the Soviet Union, in the wake of the past week's events. Taubman had an editorial this weekend in the New York Times saying that the time has come for Mikhail Gorbachev to step down. (Taubman teaches at Amherst College, and is currently working on a biography of Nikita Khrushchev).

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Other segments from the episode on August 26, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 26, 1991: Interview with William Taubman; Interview with Mary Beth Hurt; Commentary on the 1991 Emmy Awards.

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