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The Politics of East-West Communication in Europe
The Politics of East-West Communication in Europe
By Karl E. Birnbaum
Saxon House, 1979, 180 pp.

A longtime student of East-West negotiations takes off from "Basket 3" (of the Helsinki Final Act) to explore future prospects for non-official intercommunications. Many of the specifics are provided by interviews with key persons in West and East Germany and in Poland. The evidence permits some cautious and hedged conclusions, and in his own analysis Birnbaum stresses "the imperative of gradualism."