The result of a conference, this volume contains a thoughtful group of essays on Southeast Asia from an Australian vantage point. Opinions are divided on most of the crucial issues. Is the potential for rural revolution growing? Feith thinks that it is, in at least four of the ASEAN countries. Others disagree. Is Southeast Asia becoming overly dependent on foreign financial aid and investment? Opinions differ. But for those who think that the region is becoming calm and stable after Vietnam, this is a cautionary tale.