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Western Approaches To The Soviet Union
Western Approaches To The Soviet Union
Edited by Michael Mandelbaum
Council on Foreign Relations, 1988, 113 pp

The Soviet threat has been the guarantor of the Western alliance; strains could be subordinated to the common danger, most clearly perceived and proclaimed by the United States. In this excellent account by four outstanding authorities, the divergences regarding our policies toward the Soviet Union are analyzed and the "Gorbachev factor" is convincingly put in its historical and political context.