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Communism in Eastern Europe. 2nd Ed
Communism in Eastern Europe. 2nd Ed
Edited by Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone
Indiana University Press, 1984, 400 pp

There is always room for a new, authoritative and up-to-date survey of the politics and economics of Eastern Europe, so quick is the pace of change. This revised version of an earlier volume (reviewed in Foreign Affairs, October 1979), with a slightly changed cast of contributors, is therefore welcome. Poland, the center of attraction in recent years, is well covered by Andrzej Korbonski, and Jiri Valenta provides a new chapter on Soviet policy.