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The Uncertain Future: Gorbachev's Eastern Bloc
The Uncertain Future: Gorbachev's Eastern Bloc
Edited by Nicholas N. Kittrie and Ivan Volgyes
Paragon House, 1988, 281 pp

Ferment and change in the Soviet Union are having their effects in Eastern Europe and on intrabloc relations, although what Gorbachev's "new thinking" portends and what kinds of change will be permitted are highly uncertain. Nine authors, all with solid credentials, assess present trends and future possibilities and also touch on the potential role and influence of the West.