In This Review

Present History: On Nuclear War, Détente, and Other Controversies
Present History: On Nuclear War, Détente, and Other Controversies
By Theodore Draper
Random House, 1983, 458 pp.

These are articles of the past decade on nuclear deterrence, NATO, détente, the Vietnam War, Henry Kissinger (at length) and sundry other topics. The "present" history, accordingly, is sometimes rather far in the past. Nevertheless, since Draper writes with a combination of verve and common sense, one can dip into the book, almost anywhere, with profit.