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The Trans-Atlantic Crisis: A Conference of the Committee for the Free World
The Trans-Atlantic Crisis: A Conference of the Committee for the Free World
By Midge Decter, Executive Director
Orwell Press, 1982, 141 pp.

A well-publicized meeting in January 1982 of a committee to save the West-both from internal decay and from the Soviet threat. Notable Europeans and Americans discussed the topic of the day, fortunately with some depth and with some important papers, including one by Henry Kissinger. Tone and substance of some of the American participants can be gauged from Norman Podhoretz's simplicity: "So long as our European counterparts remain silent or only stammer defensively while the neutralists and the appeasers and the Red Vichyites dominate the European air, we in the United States who wish to resist the rising tide of American neutralism and isolationism will be unable to do so indefinitely."