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The East European Predicament

The East European Predicament

By Peter Summerscale

St. Martin's (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1982, 147 pp.

A British diplomat, making good use of a year's leave spent at Chatham House, takes stock of Eastern Europe's "predicament." He keeps his eye on the main trends and the dilemmas, internal and external, which the rulers of these countries cannot evade. The analysis is generally sound, contains no surprises, and seems somewhat incomplete, in that it is restricted to three countries, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania.