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The discursive constitution of revolution and revolution envy
in The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book shows, the rearticulations of power relations that Mikhail Gorbachev introduced destabilised East European regimes in ways that made the dramatic events of 1989 possible. It demonstrates and attempts to fix the meaning of these events that continue to structure politics in the region. The book also demonstrates, the sense that a revolution should have happened in 1989 has structured political discourse in Bulgaria and Poland ever since. Soviet communism, of course, insisted that it was revolutionary, a continuation of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917. The book describes the public discourse as a means of trying to end the revolution. Ion Iliescu and his allies in the National Salvation Front (FSN) tried to end the revolution by co-opting the word and insisting that they represented the revolution.

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