Soviet-East European Relations: Consolidation and Conflict, 1968-1980

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Soviet-East European Relations: Consolidation and Conflict, 1968-1980

By Robert L. Hutchings
University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
314 pp. $27.50
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The story of Eastern Europe from the Czech Spring to the Polish August, with a focus on Soviet efforts to bring greater unity to the bloc and then to limit the dangers resulting from "economic deterioration, ideological erosion and political malaise." The author, a Radio Free Europe official, makes good use of RFE's impressive research in addition to voluminous material from Soviet, East European and Western sources. It is a detailed, balanced book, in the nature of a sequel to Zbigniew Brzezinski's The Soviet Bloc.

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