Pravda: Our 1989 epic chautauqua Pravda, first posted to the web in 1998, has been given a facelift. Originally conceived as a letter to the Russian people on the eve of perestroika, the scope of the project could not keep up with fast-paced changes in the old Soviet Union. I stopped writing the article in November 1989, and it was never completed.

The project’s main value today, other than documenting that period, is to me its probing of questions, still unanswered and largely unaddressed by world leaders, that haunt us today in other areas of the world.

The 2002 update to Pravda contains standardized formats, easy navigation, and a new 2002 “Epilogue” that surveys what remains topical from the rambling 1989 article. 100 pages, plus a navigation-style outline, 1989 and 1998 introductions, and the new Epilogue. Not recommended for casual readers or browsers. Saturday, September 14, 2002

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