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This War Called Peace
This War Called Peace
By Brian Crozier, Drew Middleton, and Jeremy Murray-Brown
Universe, 1985, 315 pp

Three prominent journalists, in the belief that the West has been bamboozled by illusions of peaceful coexistence and dTtente ever since Yalta and needs further schooling in the nature of the Soviet regime, have provided a rapid-fire history of four decades of Soviet policy and East-West relations. Most of the narrative is well-founded in fact, but there is little weighing of the evidence on debatable points (and no citations). The emphasis is on the message: that the communists continue to employ any outrage, cruelty or falsehood to gain their ends, and that the West (in particular, the liberals and the news media) continues to be too gullible to realize it.