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Terror and Progress--USSR
Terror and Progress--USSR
By Barrington Moore, Jr
Harvard University Press, 1954, 261 pp.

The author of the valuable study "Soviet Politics--The Dilemma of Power" (noted here January 1951) undertakes in this book to examine, coolly and lucidly, possible avenues of development of the Soviet system, in terms of the interaction of its various components. Between the extreme possibilities of a breakdown and of continuation without change, he indicates three possible lines of evolution: toward a further increase in the power of the party leadership, toward a rational bureaucracy of the technicians, or a reversion to certain traditional Russian patterns.