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From Potsdam To Poland: American Policy Toward Eastern Europe
From Potsdam To Poland: American Policy Toward Eastern Europe
By Stephen A. Garrett
Praeger, 1986, 208 pp.

A discussion of three major aspects of U.S. Eastern Europe policy: the influence of domestic ethnic groups on foreign policy making, trade and economic policy in relation to political ends, and the issue of human rights. The author then follows up with general conclusions on which lines of policy have been wise, which foolish. It is a soundly based and sensible study worthy of a careful reading, although it is not as novel as the author would have us believe; much of the "conventional wisdom" against which he is tilting is hardly to be taken seriously.