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Poland Challenges A Divided World
Poland Challenges A Divided World
By John Rensenbrink
Louisiana State University Press, 1988, 247 pp

On the basis of a five-month visit to Poland in 1983 and subsequent ruminations, an American political scientist gives his diagnosis of where matters stand in that country and where they may go. More space than necessary is taken up with tracing the evolution of his own thinking and his disagreements with others who have written on the same subject, but he does manage to present an authentic picture of the events of the past decade and some stimulating thoughts on the future. He puts a heavy burden on Poland, and on Solidarity in particular, in making the country the laboratory for the resolution not only of its own dilemmas but for those of the cold war.