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Soviet Images of America
Soviet Images of America
By Stephen P. Gibert
Crane, Russak, 1977, 167 pp
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The Troubled Détente
The Troubled Détente
By Albert L. Weeks
New York University Press, 1977, 190 pp
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Both books are about détente as a Soviet tactic in the service of a long-range strategy of competition and eventual domination. Gibert provides copious citations from Soviet writings on this theme with little attempt to distinguish between the real "images" of America held by the top leadership and the current propaganda line. The argument is that they believe what they say and so should we. Weeks covers the doctrine and practice of peaceful coexistence from Lenin to Brezhnev in glimpses, episodes and quotations. He sees some recent signs of moderation on the Soviet side that may be more than tactics.