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European Peace Movements and the Future of the Western Alliance
European Peace Movements and the Future of the Western Alliance
Edited by Walter Laqueur and Robert E. Hunter
Transaction Books (with the Center for Strategic & International Studie, 1985, 450 pp

A collection of exceptionally strong essays on the future of the alliance, which some judge to be "mortally ill." Henry Kissinger's proposal for NATO reform is reprinted, with its recommendation of the appointment of a European as SACEUR. Essays on individual peace movements, theological issues and church policies are splendidly informative and useful even at a time when the peace movements seem in decline. There are several analyses of the German mood and conditions. Altogether a valuable volume, even if a bit detailed and predictable in places, providing a sound survey of current difficulties and possibilities within the alliance.