In This Review

The Decision to Intervene
The Decision to Intervene
By George F. Kennan
Princeton University Press, 1958, 513 pp

In this second volume of Mr. Kennan's important history of Soviet-American relations from 1917 to 1920 the central theme is the progressive intervention of the Allied Powers in revolutionary Russia in the months after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. As with the first volume, an extraordinarily complex story is developed with great skill, scholarship and reflective analysis.