For half a century, the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reforms play in the country’s dissolution? Joining us to discuss how Gorbachev and his allies tried but failed to learn from the great success story of Deng Xiaoping’s China is Chris Miller in light of his new book.