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Urho Kekkonen: A President's View
Urho Kekkonen: A President's View
By Urho Kekkonen
195 pp, Heinemann, 1982

The former President of Finland presents a common-sensical exposition on how to transform necessity into virtue. Finland's neutrality and her close relations with the U.S.S.R. are givens-and the acceptable price for a cherished freedom in some areas of domestic policy and in dealings with other countries, especially the Nordic neighbors. He bristles at the term "Finlandization" and is far from recommending the Finnish solution as a prescription for countries more fortunately located.