Gorbachev changed the course of history—
- Ending the Cold War
- Limiting nuclear weapons
- Giving freedom to millions
- Creating a global environment organization
- Bringing to world politics a unique humanist and ecological perspective
There is much we can learn from him today. his book sets out, in a concise form, the ideas and ideals, the spirit and vision that guided Mikhail Gorbachev in his world-changing agenda. lt also offers Gorbachev’s insights into how each of us can help turn the Doomsday Clock back again, by restoring humanist values and personal responsibility as the foundation of global politics.
This wealth of wisdom is an invaluable resource for overcoming the huge social and environmental challenges that humanity faces today. The boundless optimism and confidence of this colossal world figure can inspire each of us to Play our role, large or small, in helping to create sustainable and happy future for our planet Earth and all its inhabitants.
As a leader, statesman, and moral and intellectual force, Gorbachev’s example and message will continue to serve as a source of inspiration to diplomats and citizens confronting the security, economic, environmental and social challenges of an increasingly interdependent world society.
SHARYL CROSS, Professor, San Jose University
IGOR ZEVELEV, Professor, Center for Security Studies
We are one mankind, we are one planet!
Edited by Michael S. Karlen