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East-West Relations and the Future of Eastern Europe
East-West Relations and the Future of Eastern Europe
Edited by Morris Bornstein and others
Allen & Unwin, 1981, 301 pp.

An ambitious enterprise aimed at picturing Eastern Europe's present and future in the light of world economic changes, the policies of the U.S.S.R., East-West relations, and internal political factors. The authors, most of them established Western authorities but including Polish and Hungarian experts as well, recognize the problems, describe the dilemmas for East European leaders and for Moscow, and make some timid and tentative prognoses. The book deserves a close reading, mainly for what it says about the recent past.