In This Review
The Big Thaw

The Big Thaw

By C. L. Sulzberger

Harper, 1956, 275 pp.

Based in good part on his Foreign Affairs columns in The New York Times, Mr. Sulzberger's essay is a nice combination of reporting, interviewing and reflection. As the title suggests, this is a survey of post-Stalinist Russia, the Soviet orbit, and Titoist Jugoslavia (the section on the latter is particularly interesting). While Soviet purposes may remain the same--"I came, I thawed, I conquered"--the consequences, in Mr. Sulzberger's view, are more dangerous to the Communist system than to ourselves.