Russia and World Order

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Russia and World Order

By George Liska
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980
194 pp. $14.50
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George Liska, a philosopher of international relations and an artist with words and logic, has written an original and demanding book; the reader should be forearmed with a knowledge of his earlier writings and a willingness to stop, to think, and perhaps to disagree, at many points along the way. It is not really a book about Russia, but rather about the author's concepts of the laws of "political physics" and of future-oriented historical vision which, together with existing psycho-cultural dispositions, affect both Russia and the West and should provide the philosophical basis for grand strategy.