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.